A large brawl broke out inside the Starbucks at 23rd and Jackson Saturday. According to Seattle Crime, a large group of teens began to fight inside the coffee chain, clearing out the customers.
Two groups of teens cleared out a Central District Starbucks this weekend during a large brawl, according to Seattle police.
According to SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson, the fight apparently started when a large group of teenagers got off a Metro bus at 23rd and Jackson around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, and entered a Starbucks on the corner.
Inside, the first group “had a disagreement” with a large group of girls, leading to the melee, Jamieson says, adding that approximately 25 people were involved in the brawl.
At some point during fight, one of the brawlers used a can of pepper spray, which cleared out the coffee shop.
UPDATE: TristanW and her husband CDN readers were in the Starbucks when it happened and gave this first-hand account:
The store was crowded with people, my husband and I felt lucky that we got a table to sit at and play cards. We had been there maybe twenty minutes…maybe when the large group rushed in. One girl attacked another not three feet from where I was sitting holding my three month old son. While my husband stood to block them I got him out of the store, luckily right before a couple of them decided to pepper spray the entire place. Since I ran out ahead of time my son and I were fine but I missed alot of what happened inside.
My husband was ill from the pepper spray, I feel very lucky that I had decided to get outside before the spray happened, but I was also really worried for the other people inside. Ages from teens to elderly were present. The police came very quickly, though I still dont know if any arrests were made.