Law enforcement officials board Block Island ferry following reports of fighting

Tuesday 09 August 2022

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Law enforcement boarded the Block Island ferry on Monday evening in response to a number of passengers who fought.

Police reportedly arrested a number of people as the ferry completed its return journey to Pt. Judith.

Videos on social media show throngs of people waiting to board the last Block Island ferries to return to the mainland on Monday night, which is recognized as ‘Victory Day’ in Rhode Island and a holiday for a lot.

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There was also a big reggae concert at Ballard’s on Monday.

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It is the latest in a string of incidents in the Rhode Island tourist destination, ranging from underage drinking to reports of assault.

In July, GoLocal reported that Rhode Island State Police confirmed a sexual assault investigation on the island.

The RISP is currently investigating a sexual assault which allegedly took place last weekend in the town of New Shoreham. The RISP investigation is still ongoing and not yet complete,” State Police Legal Counsel Adam Sholes wrote in a letter to GoLocal.

This incident allegedly took place on the weekend of the 4th of July.

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