Two arrested after fight over crab legs at Manchester restaurant

Two people were taken into custody after a dispute over crab legs at a Manchester restaurant turned violent Saturday night, police confirmed.

Police officers were called to the Royal Buffet at 410 West Middle Turnpike at around 8 p.m. after a juvenile was punched in the face.

Responding officers took two people, identified as Clifford Knight and Latoya Knight, into custody. Police said 46-year-old Clifford Knight was charged with third-degree assault in addition to disorderly conduct, while 38-year-old Lataya Knight was charged with disorderly conduct in addition to threatening.

The juvenile’s mother, whose name was not revealed, reportedly deployed pepper spray in self-defense. She isn’t facing any charges related to the dispute.

Authorities ordered temporary closure of the restaurant as health officials assessed air quality inside the building following the pepper spray.

Lataya and Clifford Knight were released on bails of $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. Both were ordered to appear in court of law on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

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