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NYPD breaks up fight at nightclub aboard Carnival cruise ship Magic: Cops

NEW YORK CITY — Not everyone was having a magical time on a Carnival cruise ship Tuesday morning when the NYPD boarded the ship to break up a fight at a nightclub, police say.

The violent fight broke out on the Carnival Magic dance floor near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island, sometime before 5:20 a.m., the NYPD told Patch.

Police said it was unclear whether the brawl in the nightclub happened in international waters, as the 1,000ft-long boat was attempting to dock between New York and New Jersey.

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“We are not sure of [which state] the incident took place,” police said. “But it is under investigation at this time.”

A number of guests were involved in the nightclub altercation, but no one was seriously injured, Carnival Cruise spokesman Matt Lupoli said in a statement.

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“Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported and our onboard safety team responded,” Lupoli said. “The ship arrived as scheduled this morning.”

Cruise security officers called the U.S. Coast Guard, who escorted the ship to Pier 88 in Hell’s Kitchen, where cops were waiting, the NYPD said and Carnival Cruise confirmed.

“We wanted to make sure that when the individuals got off the boat, there would be no more arguments on the streets of Manhattan,” the NYPD spokesperson said. “They were there to speed up the disembarkation process.”

Neither police nor Lupoli had information on the number of passengers being questioned, but the NYPD noted that there were no longer any disputes.

“The ship arrived on time,” he said. “There are no arrests at this time.”


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