A group of Marines in their dress blues caught on video brawling with civilians outside a nightclub in Austin, Texas' bustling entertainment district are not currently facing any punishment, according to the service.
Video posted on YouTube shows a confrontation that quickly escalated between a group of men and the uniformed Marines among the crowds in the busy bar and nightclub district on 6th Street in Austin. The Austin Police Department told Military.com that it occurred around 1:53 a.m. local time in the 400 block of the street.
A woman can be seen throwing one of the Marines' phones, and then a man in a white hooded sweatshirt confronts one of the uniformed service members. About four civilians and nearly twice as many Marines begin shoving and then the two sides start to throw punches and jabs.
A Marine is shown throwing punches at a man who stumbles and falls to the ground in the middle of the street. About 30 seconds into the brawl, Texas Department of Public Safety and Austin police officers quickly rush in to break up the altercation.
A civilian was pinned to the ground and handcuffed in the video, but no individuals were arrested, according to an email from the Austin Police Department.
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“The scene was initially attended to by officers from the Texas Department of Safety (DPS) Troopers, who were…