Four arrested after fights at House of Torment


by KVUE News

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 9:29 PM

AUSTIN -- Several people were injured and a few arrested after a number of fights at the House of Torment.

EMS crews were called out to the haunted house at Highland Mall in North Austin around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

There were large crowds gathered in the parking lot and multiple people fighting.

Austin police made four arrests. Three adults have been charged with disorderly conduct, aggravated assault and inciting a riot. One juvenile was arrested, and three others were issued citations.

One police officer and one civilian were injured when people started throwing rocks.

Travis County EMS crews treated seven people at the scene for minor injuries.

House of Torment's vice president Jon Love says those causing the problems were not patrons of the haunted house.

See Love's full statement below:

"The incident last night in the Highland Mall parking lot did not involve House of Torment patrons. Safety is of the utmost concern at House of Torment. We always employ a large staff of highly trained security to ensure the safety of our patrons. And we are proud to say that in the 11 years we have been open, we have been without incident. We would also like to thank the Austin Police Department for their help in keeping Halloween safe for everyone this season."


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