Police respond to fight at Sikh temple


GREENWOOD, Ind.–The Greenwood Police Department responded to a report of a large disturbance at the Gurdwara Shri Guru Hargobind Temple, on Graham Road in Greenwood, on Sunday afternoon. GPD public information officer, Matthew Fillenwarth, says law enforcement encountered a crowd of approximately 100-150 people when they arrived at the scene. Multiple individuals were fighting with one another.

Due to the size of the ruckus, officers called for more assistance resulting in personnel from seven other agencies responding to help calm and disperse the group. Nine people were reported injured, and all were treated and released at local hospitals for minor injuries.

Detectives are still trying to determine what caused the commotion, although some members of the congregation say that matters have been tense the last few weeks because of a transition of authority at the temple. Police are studying surveillance video and continue to investigate the incident.

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