Six Washington D.C. area residents were arrested on first-degree assault, weapons violations and other charges on Monday after an argument turned physical downtown Monday morning.
Around 2:40 a.m., Ocean City police were dispatched to a condominium in the 300 block of St. Louis Avenue for a reported strong-arm robbery. Witnesses told police that a group of J-1 visa students had reportedly argued with a group of five men and two women.
The altercation began when glass bottles were reportedly thrown from the condominium across the street to the ground near the group and their pick-up truck, according to the report. The group then demanded to be let inside the J-1 student’s condominium.
One student told police that during the argument, his phone rang so he answered it. The group reportedly thought the J-1 visa student was calling the police, so one of the suspects punched him in the face and stole his phone. Another student told police he was punched in the side of the head.