Police said at least seven people were arrested in a major brawl on Revere Beach Sunday that snarled traffic and drew dozens of officers from neighboring communities.
Massachusetts State Police turned out after a fight was reported near the beach’s bandstand around 6:15 p.m., Revere Police Sgt. Charlie Ovino told Boston.com. He estimated about 300 to 400 people congregated around the scene of the fight, making it hard for officers to intervene.
“It’s very busy down there because of the weather, and then one thing happens, and no one wants to leave,’’ he said. “It was extremely bad. We sent our prisoner wagon and it couldn’t even make it through.’’
Ovino said the scene was “under control’’ Sunday night but that a large crowd remained at the scene over two hours later. Officers from Lynn, Chelsea, MBTA Transit, Boston, Winthrop, Everett, and the state environmental police all joined state troopers at the scene to assist.
The force included every officer on call in Revere as well as all officers in East Boston Sunday night, Ovino said.