62 Arrested for July 4 Fights on NJ Boardwalk

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011  |  Updated 3:38 PM EDT
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62 Arrested for July 4 Fights on NJ Boardwalk

Seaside Heights police say they arrested 62 people at the boardwalk after fights broke out following the New Jersey shore town's July Fourth fireworks display.

Police say some of the thousands of spectators lingered after the show, and a series of fights broke out that continued until the police chief ordered the boardwalk closed at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Seaside Heights Detective Steve Korman tells the Asbury Park Press that 39 people were arrested on disorderly persons offenses, while others were charged with assault, drug possession and interfering with law enforcement.

Police say they're not sure what caused the fights.

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