Police close Seaside Heights boardwalk after fights erupt

Officials closed down the Seaside Heights boardwalk near Dupont Avenue last night after fighting and violence erupted following a fireworks display.Investigators say sporadic fights started

SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Officials closed down the Seaside Heights boardwalk near Dupont Avenue last night after fighting and violence erupted following a fireworks display.

Investigators say sporadic fights started at about 10:30 p.m. after the fireworks, and escalated closer to midnight, prompting them to close the boardwalk at around 1 a.m. and send everyone home.

Police say more than 60 people were arrested for fighting, drugs, and disorderly persons offenses.

Justin Greer, who worked the late shift at a game stand in the middle of the mayhem, says he believes alcohol played a major role in the incidents.

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