A melee in Arlington Saturday between two groups of Vietnamese in the 1200 block of North Herndon Street in Clarendon resulted in 10 arrests, one stabbing and damage to two cars, Arlington County police said yesterday.
Police said 13 police officers were dispatched to the scene where the fighting individuals allegedly were armed with knives, cleavers, baseball bats, a gun and nunchaku, a weapon made of two lengths of wood held together with a chain and swung at an opponent. At least one shot was fired during the incident, according to police.
Four of the individuals were charged with malicious wounding, a felony, four with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and two juveniles were released to their parents.
The others were released on bond, police said.
Police said yesterday that because of language problems and the "clannishness" of the two groups, they have not yet been able to determine exactly what happened.
One man was taken to Arlington Hospital with stab wounds and was released Sunday, according to police.
Police said that earlier Saturday they broke up another fight allegedly involving Vietnamese youths in Clarendon at Wilson Boulevard and North Highland Street.
The four, all from Falls Church, who were charged with malicious wounding are: Tin An Dao, 28, of the 2900 block of Peyton Randolph Drive; Phuong Quoc Diep, 22, of 3405 Glen Carlyn Rd.; Trung Heiu Bui, 17, of 3417 Carlin Springs Rd.; and Tryong Quand Lan, 20, of 3023 Monticello Dr.