The New London Police Department has identified four people injured in an early morning fight on Saturday at a motorcycle club.
Deputy Chief Peter Reichard said 26-year-old Anthony Swift suffered life-threatening injuries in the fight, which began inside the Wild Style Motorcycle Club. The club is located in the rear of a building located at 130 Bank Street, and the brawl spilled out into the parking lot behind the building as well as South Water Street. Reichard said officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 3:30 a.m. and found Swift with multiple wounds caused by an edged weapon. Swift was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he went through emergency surgery; he has since been released.
Also injured were 33-year-old Miguel Albino of New London, 31-year-old Henry Albino of New London, and 28-year-old Jairo Perez of Guilford. Perez suffered severe facial and head injuries after he was struck with a large wooden object, while Henry had lacerations to his face and ear and Miguel was treated for a possible broken leg he suffered while running from the club. These men were treated at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and released.
Detectives have interviewed the four men as well as other witnesses to the incident, but the fight remains under investigation and police are not releasing further details at this time.
The city's zoning enforcement officer ordered the club to be closed after the incident because it did not have a proper permit to operate as a members-only club, according to The Day.