INWOOD — An early-morning fight at a nightclub escalated into a chaotic scene with patrons throwing glass bottles at each other — leaving two people injured and others crouched in a corner to avoid the violence, video of the incident shows.
Police responded to a call of a fight at Opus Lounge, located at 417 W. 202nd St., shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 27. Two people suffered minor injuries after being hit by bottles during the fracas, a police source said.
No one was arrested in either incident because no specific suspect could be identified, police said.
Officers from the 34th Precinct issued a disorderly premise violation — which can be grounds for instituting a proceeding to suspend, cancel or revoke the business’s liquor license — to the owner of Opus Lounge.
A police source noted that Opus Lounge, which regularly hosts guest DJs, is a busy venue but not usually problematic.
The nightclub's owner did not respond to a request for comment.
Other recent incidents in the 34th Precinct include:
► Police arrested five people for robbery on Saturday near the controversial nightclub La Marina, after the group attacked a 27-year-old man and took his wallet, police said. The incident happened around 9:25 p.m. at the intersection of Staff and Dyckman streets.
One of the perpetrators, Kristine Rodriguez, 25, was arguing with the victim before the incident took place, police said. Rodriguez and four men then assaulted the victim and one man removed the victim’s wallet, according to police.
The victim was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital with injuries to his face, head and right leg, the NYPD said.
Rodriguez was arrested along with Jessy Rodriguez, 22, Eric Rodriguez 23, Courtney Washington, 27, and Dejahn Danielles, 22. All five were arraigned on charges of second degree robbery and third degree assault, the Manhattan District Attorney's office said.
► Police confiscated three motorcycles from riders driving them without the proper paperwork Sunday on Riverside Drive. Police were stationed near the exit from the Henry Hudson Parkway, where they nabbed the bikers, including one from a female driver.
One of the bike owners did not have registration while the other two did not have proper licenses, police said.
The NYPD has focused on this area in the past for sweeps of illegal bikes after complaints from residents and a violent incident on the Henry Hudson Parkway last year.