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Brawl Involving Over 1,000 People Breaks Out At Frat Party Charity Drive

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In the spirit of giving, a fraternity threw a charity party that erupted into a brawl involving over 1,000 people.

Police had to break up an event organized by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity of Cal State Long Beach around 12:45 a.m. today at the Radisson Hotel near LAX, according to CBS Los Angeles. Organizers at the 16th Annual Kappa Khristmas Jam & Toy Drive gave guests a discount if they brought a toy for the drive. However, fights broke out when some folks tried to enter the party without paying admission.

What first started off with 25 people fighting quickly grew to over 1,000 people. A couple of people were knocked out and chairs and tables were thrown, reported KTLA.

There were over 40 police officers that tried to break up the large brawl and they used pepper spray on the crowds. "It was pretty bad," one witness told KABC. "The whole party was engulfed in pepper spray. You could feel it in your lungs."

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Nobody was seriously injured nor was anyone arrested.