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8 to 10 people attack each other with bottles

A dispute between children at Dortmund’s Nordmarkt escalated, so that their families attacked each other. Dozens of onlookers made the work of the police more difficult.

After a dispute between children spread to the adults present, the police had to intervene at Nordmarkt.  (icon picture)
After a dispute between children spread to the adults present, the police had to intervene at Nordmarkt. (icon picture) © Robin Albers

Eight to ten people were involved in a physical altercation at the Nordmarkt in Dortmund’s Nordstadt after the children of two families got into an argument.

Onlookers complicate police work

As reported by the Dortmund police, the first officers arrived at the Nordmarkt on Friday evening (June 17) around 9:30 p.m. The situation was difficult to survey at first, as around 100 people were there, some of whom were onlookers of the clashes.

However, the officials were able to identify the different parties to the dispute and calm the situation down. As it turned out, the situation had started as an argument among children and eventually escalated into a physical altercation between families.

Officials report that the eight to ten people even attacked each other with sticks and bottles. The escalated dispute drew a lot of attention, officials said.

After the police officers were able to de-escalate the situation, they issued several evictions and filed a criminal complaint.

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