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Brookline Police Investigate Fight That Left One Hospitalized


A fight between two brothers during a social event at a local veterans’ post Saturday night left one person hospitalized Sunday morning with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Brookline officers responded at 9:36 p.m. Saturday to a report of a disturbance at 386 Washington Street, according to a police statement.

The location is home to both American Legion Brookline Post 11 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Stephen F. Rutledge Post 864, and is only a few doors away from Brookline police headquarters and Brookline District Court.

“A fight occurred between two brothers attending a social function. Investigation revealed two subjects were assaulted by means of cutting instruments and sustained non-life threatening injuries,” Brookline police said in the statement.

The investigation is ongoing, the statement said.

In a separate Twitter post Sunday morning, police said two people face charges after the fight between family members.

The department declined to release further details on the arrests or the investigation Sunday, said Brookline police Sergeant Russell O’Neill.

From the sidewalk, surveillance cameras are visible above the post’s door, and another was pointed down an alleyway next to the building.

A public calendar on Post 11’s website showed an event was scheduled from 6 to 11 Saturday night.