Brawl at Sikh temple in Indiana leaves 4 injured: Police

A verbal and physical fight involving about 150 people broke out at the Gurdwara Sikh temple in the city just south of Indianapolis.

Published: 16th April 2018 09:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2018 09:39 AM   |  A+A-

People attend a flag ceremony being held outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.(AP)

People attend a flag ceremony being held outside a Sikh Temple. Image for representational purpose only. (File photo | AP)

By Associated Press

GREENWOOD: Police say a brawl at a Sikh temple in suburban Indianapolis has left four people with minor injuries.

Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matthew Fillenwarth says police and medics responded today to a verbal and physical fight involving about 150 people at the Gurdwara Sikh temple in the city just south of Indianapolis.

He tells WISH-TV the altercation began as there was a change of leadership within the temple that he says happens every two years.

Fillenwarth says it's believed that there was a worship service going on when the fight broke out.

Fillenwarth says four people suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, where they will be questioned by police.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from the temple and interviewing other participants in the fight.

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