Multiple videos of an altercation on the riverfront in Montgomery, Alabama, went viral on social media on Sunday night, and the mayor vowed that justice would prevail in response.
The mayor of Montgomery, Steven L. Reed, said in a statement released on Sunday that several individuals implicated in the fighting on Saturday night have been detained.
“Justice will be served,” he declared.
The Montgomery affiliate of NBC, WSFA, reported that four arrest warrants have been issued in connection with the incident.
NBC News has not confirmed the incident’s video footage.
It appears to depict a brawl in which the combatants are divided along ethnic lines. It appeared that the fighting occurred after a riverboat attempted to land where a pontoon boat was moored.
A man who appeared to be from the riverboat walked to the pontoon and exchanged words with someone, sparking a full-scale altercation between individuals from each vessel.
Reed indicated that the individual from the riverboat was attacked and that those responsible would be held accountable by the legal system.
“The Montgomery Police Department acted swiftly to detain several irresponsible individuals who assaulted a man performing his duties,” he said.
Saturday at 7 p.m., according to WSFA reports, the altercation was reported to the police.
The city’s Riverfront along the Alabama River is a midsummer attraction that includes, among other things, a riverboat, an amphitheater, a stadium, and a park.