Police: Five women hospitalized after assault
by Rachael Griffin
rgriffin@annistonstar.com
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Police were investigating this morning a fight on Cooper Avenue that ended with five women receiving treatment at a local hospital Thursday night.

Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks said a large group of people were present when the fight started in a parking lot on the 1400 block of Cooper Avenue.

A 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were reportedly involved in the fight Thursday around 9 p.m., Sparks said.

The 20-year-old told police during the fight she was severely cut multiple times on her torso with a sharp object, the sergeant said. The 17-year-old girl also suffered a severe cut on her arm and lower body. The girl’s father told police that the altercation began as a fist fight, Sparks said.

During the fight, Sparks said, three women attempted to intervene and suffered multiple injuries.

An 18-year-old was cut on her thighs, arms and hands, Sparks said. Another 18-year-old suffered severe cuts on her head and upper body. The third woman, a 44-year-old, was cut on her wrist, according to the sergeant.

Sparks said all five women were taken to Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries from which they are expected to recover.

“A plethora of charges could arise from this incident ranging from assault second to assault first,” Sparks said.

Police were investigating the incident today, Sparks said, and had not recovered the sharp object as of this morning.

“It’s still ongoing to determine the primary aggressor and the person that brandished the weapon,” Sparks said.

Staff Writer Rachael Griffin: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RGriffin_Star.
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