Fight breaks out in front of funeral home, stops traffic

NORWICH – Norwich City Police Officers were drawn into a family feud at a funeral home Thursday afternoon, arresting two people following a street brawl that halted traffic and involved a crowd of about 40 people.

Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino, who was the first officer on the scene, said mourners began trading blows with each other over a personal disagreement that involved several others grieving at the service at around 12:45 yesterday.

The fight was taken into the path of oncoming traffic from the sidewalk along Rt. 12 in the City of Norwich, in front of the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, halting both lanes for several minutes.

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