Authorities: 150 people involved in ‘brawl’ at Greenwood temple

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GREENWOOD, Ind. - Authorities in Greenwood responded Sunday to a Greenwood Sikh temple after a fight.

Just before 3 p.m., multiple agencies were dispatched to the Gurdwara Sikh Temple, located in the 1000 block of S. Graham Rd., on the report of a large disturbance.

Police said 150 people were involved in a "brawl," which led to three or four people suffering minor injuries. The brawl reportedly resulted from an anticipated transition of leadership power. Police said those in power didn't want to step down, leading to arguments and physical fights.

The ceremony in question happens every two years and can include daggers. Police were still investigating whether pepper spray or any weapons were used during the incident. No weapons were recovered at the scene.

Greenwood police said they've run into problems with similar elections in the past. A spokesman for the department said he's been on the phone with temple officials a dozen times in the past week.

The incident remains under investigation. No arrests have been made so far, but Greenwood police said that could change over the next few days.

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