Albany fireworks suspended because of fights
Police in Albany say they suspended July 4th fireworks for a time Wednesday night because a string of fights made the event unsafe.
Chief John Proctor told WALB-TV that several fights broke out in the Turtle Creek area where many people had gathered to watch the fireworks show.
Proctor said there were scuffles mostly between juveniles with no adult supervision and it became a safety and crowd control issue.
Police said the fireworks show resumed after police cleared the area, but few people were left to see the end.
Proctor said he had 85 officers assigned to the event. He blamed the fights on young people who were there with no adult supervision.
Police say no one was seriously injured in the fights. Officers did make some arrests.
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