Bloody Brunch at Libation Yesterday Leaves Man with Gash Across the Face

Posted on: April 2nd, 2017 at 8:40 am by

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It’s not just nights; Hell Square is also dangerous dayside.

Brunch turned violent on Ludlow Street Saturday afternoon during a bloody altercation inside Libation that left one man with a gash below the ear, police said.

According to neighbors, and corroborated by the 7th Precinct, a fight began inside Libation at around 4pm, and eventually spilled onto the sidewalk. The victim apparently spit at/on a girl, upsetting the guy she was with, who then threw a punch. Both were ejected. On the way out, someone else clocked the spitter over the head with an unknown object (probably a bottle). The victim, who was intoxicated, suffered a deep gash below the ear and was removed to Bellevue where he received six stitches.

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Meanwhile, another source noted that “the club continued operating, just like nothing happened.”

Cops are still looking for perp, and are reviewing surveillance from Libation and El Luchador across the street.

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