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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Two officers with the Leland Police Department have been suspended, according to Town Manager David Hollis.
Hollis said he received a phone call around 3:30 Saturday morning saying two of his officers were involved in an altercation in downtown Wilmington.
Officers Brandon Crain and Andrew Correll have been suspended without pay pending an investigation. According to the Wilmington Police Department, the two men were cited for misdemeanor "affray."
Police say the incident happened on Front and Market Streets near The River Rat bar.
Officials say the fight began with a few people and escalated to a group of five throwing punches and kicking each other. They say it stemmed from words that had been exchanged earlier in the night.
The following people were cited for misdemeanor "affray" in connection to the altercation, according to police:
Officials believe alcohol was involved in the altercation.
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