FEBRUARY 25 2012 19:29h

Moscow brawl broken up by police

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MOSCOW, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Police said they dispersed a 15-man brawl in downtown Moscow.

At about 9:30 p.m. Friday, 15 men from the North Caucasus region started to fight in Manezhnaya Square.

The Moscow Interior Department told ITAR-Tass: "Police squads that arrived at the scene immediately detained three perpetrators of the incident, all of them from the region of Dagestan. One of the men had a dagger on him."

Police detained eight men by the end of the night.

"All the detained men have been taken to a police department where the officials will decide on the methods of bringing them to responsibility," said the Moscow Interior Department.