In a slightly bizarre incident, a fight broke out in the Colosseo hotel today between youths. They used pepper spray which caused injuries to over 20 other people.
The article below is translated from the German newspaper, linked at the end.
More than 20 injured by irritant gas in the Europa Park in Rust
By BZ editors & Mark Alexander
Thu Jul 28, 2022 @ 6:34pm
A dispute in the Europa-Park-Hotel Colosseo escalated on Thursday afternoon. Pepper spray was used, according to police. Now is determined against young people for dangerous bodily harm.
Emergency crews tended to the injured at the scene. Photo: Adrian Hofmann
A dispute among young people triggered a large-scale operation at the Europa-Park Hotel Colosseo on Thursday afternoon. According to the police, several young people clashed in the hotel around 5 p.m. Pepper spray is said to have been used during the dispute in the hotel lobby, injuring two people involved. According to the police, 25 other people who had nothing to do with the argument were injured because the irritant gas was distributed in the air.
According to police spokesman Yannik Hilger, the injuries were minor. They were mostly treated on site by helpers from the rescue service and the fire brigade.
The hotel lobby was temporarily cleared
According to the police, the lobby area of the Hotel Colosseo had to be cleared for a short time. The rooms were then aired. There were no major restrictions on hotel operations, says the police spokesman. The operation of the amusement park in general was also not restricted by the incident. Due to the large number of emergency services, there were temporary traffic obstructions, but not major closures.
Investigations into dangerous bodily harm
Around 7 p.m., the police announced in a press release that regular operations could be resumed. The large-scale operation in Rust ended in the early evening.
According to the police, it has not yet been finally clarified why the dispute broke out. Now it's about the background of the fact. The names of the youths are known to the police officers. They are now being investigated for dangerous bodily harm.