State police to name suspects in Bourbon Street brawl

State police to name suspects in Bourbon Street brawl

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police have arrested three suspects in connection to a Bourbon Street brawl that was caught on video. That video went viral after being posted on Facebook.

State Police Col. Mike Edmondson said investigators are still looking for one more suspect. Police believe the fight was gang-related. All four suspects have outstanding warrants. The arrests were made by state troopers and New Orleans police.

The fight happened Sunday morning in front of Bourbon Heat.

The video shows seven or eight bouncers from the club wearing red T-shirts exchanging words with several other people in the middle of the street. The manager of the club said it started when a group tried to enter the club but were being disrespectful and even displayed a knife.

It took New Orleans police about 20 minutes to respond to the scuffle that spilled outside of the nightclub. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison blamed the slow response on a lack of manpower.

State police, along with other law enforcement agencies, will help the NOPD patrol the streets during Carnival season and through May.

Authorities said they wanted the public to know they reacted to the video and quickly caught those who were responsible.

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