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What should have a joyous occasion for all turned into a nightmare in Philadelphia on Sunday. NBC 10 reports that a wedding at the Sheraton Society Hill hotel turned into a free for all as 75 to 100 people brawled.
Police say members of one wedding party were already fighting when another wedding party was arriving at the hotel. A member of the second wedding party was hit sparking a drunken brawl that took dozens of police to break up.
At one point the police became outnumbered and had to call for backup.
One 57-year old man suffered a heart attack and later died at Jefferson Hospital. He was the uncle of the bride. He was not involved in the fight.
The fight was caught on tape by 15-year old Max Schultz, who was at the hotel celebrating his 15th birthday.
“I was up on the second floor watching. It was bedlam, out of hand.” Schultz said.
Two people were arrested for disorderly conduct and one person was arrested for assault on a police officer. Other arrests could be made after police review the videotape.
The hotel issued a statement in response to the brawl.
“We continue to cooperate with the authorities and as this is an on-going police investigation any questions should be directed to the local police department. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family for their loss.”
Watch the pure madness below.
Raw footage shot outside the hotel