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Party bus passengers brawl at Langley strip mall

Police surrounded the Brookswood Plaza strip mall at 200 Street and 41 Avenue Saturday night in an incident involving two party buses.  - Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times
Police surrounded the Brookswood Plaza strip mall at 200 Street and 41 Avenue Saturday night in an incident involving two party buses.
— image credit: Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times

A brawl broke out with pepper spray and broken beer bottles, pitting one party bus full of drunken youths against another party bus in Brookswood late Saturday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., at least eight police cars and three ambulances were called to attend the fight that took place in the parking lot of Brookswood Square, just off 200 Street at 41 Avenue.

“There were numerous injuries with some hit with beer bottles, others were pepper sprayed,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. “There were a significant number of youth intoxicated. One individual was taken to hospital for severe intoxication.”

All the injured teens were treated on scene by paramedics and then released. Most made their way home by taxi or were picked up by parents.

It isn’t known why the fight broke out. Police attempted to get an understanding of what took place, but most teens weren’t talking, others were blaming each other and no one would say who owned the pepper spray which was seized by police, said Marks.

In 2010, two teenaged girls fell out of a moving party bus when the side door opened at the intersection of Highway 10 and Fraser Highway. One was uninjured, the other was knocked out cold.

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