West Hartford Police Break-Up Spectator Brawl at Hall-Conard Basketball Game

A spectator brawl broke out toward the end of two rival West Hartford high schools on Monday night, police said.

Police were called to William H. Hall High School during the Hall-Conard boys basketball game. Responding officers discovered fans fighting and footage of videos posted to social media of the game also show fans in a brawl on the court. 

Hall's student section rushed the court when the team scored the winning basket with 2 seconds left on the clock, mistakenly thinking the game was over, police said. Players were still finishing the game as several spectators ran on the court.

Police, private duty officers and school officials restored order and there were no injuries, police said. Authorities asked Hall students to leave the gym so that the teams could finish the game without disruption, police said. Hall won the game 43-42, according to the CIAC website.

West Hartford police are reviewing video footage to identify the people involved.

The incident remains under investigation.

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