Brawl breaks out at restaurant after Redmond, Eastlake basketball game
By KEVIN ENDEJAN
Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor
January 7, 2013 · 10:48 AM
Sammamish police officers responded to calls of multiple fights Friday, Jan. 4 at the local McDonald's following a rival boys basketball game between Eastlake and Redmond.
According to Administrative Sergeant Jessica Sullivan, seven officers responded to the scene shortly after 9:10 p.m., to find 50 people milling around the parking lot.
Witnesses told the officers that several Redmond High School students walked into the fast food restaurant following and began taunting Eastlake students. Redmond had just defeated Eastlake in a close game, 59-56.
Sullivan said the taunts escalated into a physical fight that involved parties who fled before police arrived.
Officers located one 16 year-old male from Redmond High, who was bleeding from cuts to his head and had minor facial swelling. The boy told officers he saw his friend fighting, so he decided to jump in.
He said he did not know the reason for the fight and would not identify any other involved parties. The student was treated by Eastside Fire and Rescue and released at the scene.
Neither the Sammamish Police Department, King County Sheriff's Office, nor Redmond Police Department have received subsequent assault reports.
Officials at both schools are continuing the investigation.
Sullivan said she was unable substantiate a rumor that someone was hospitalized as a result of this altercation.Contact Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor Kevin Endejan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-391-0363, ext. 5054.