Downtown Lowell Fight Prompts 11 Arrests
LOWELL -- Ten juveniles and one 18-year-old man were arrested downtown Friday afternoon following a large fight that broke out between two groups after school, an incident that resulted in police using pepper spray, police said.
The fight started near Lowell High School on Kirk Street and spilled over to Merrimack Street.
There were no reported injuries, nor any reports of weapons being involved, according to police.
The charges against those arrested are for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, according to police.
Of the 10 juveniles, one is 15 years old, seven are 16 years old, and two are 17 years old.
The 18-year-old arrested was Adrian Kimborowicz, of 35 Sutherland St., Lowell.
Dozens of police converged on Merrimack Street near Shattuck after calls of a large fight were reported. Witnesses reported seeing police use pepper spray on some of the combatants when the large crowd “became assaultive” toward police, said Captain Paul Laferriere.
“A couple of groups were having a disagreement and fights broke out,” Laferriere said.
“We’re working with the School Department to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again,” he added.
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