Authorities arrest 10 after Beale Street fights

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis authorities have made more arrests due to violence on Beale Street, a week after six people were shot outside a nightclub.

According to The Commercial Appeal, 10 people were arrested after several fights on Beale Street early Sunday morning that injured security personnel at a nightclub and three police officers.

Two officers were treated for injuries to their hands and wrists after detaining one person, while another was headbutted by a man involved in a fight at Club 152, according to police reports.

Authorities said a security guard was punched and another was bitten by a woman involved in a separate fight at the nightclub.

Five people were arrested for fighting, and five others were arrested for refusing to leave Beale Street.

Last week, six people had to be hospitalized following a shooting behind Club Crave on Beale Street.


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