A drunken brawl broke out between guests attending two wedding receptions at the Sheraton Society Hill hotel in Philadelphia. The 57-year-old uncle of one of the brides died of a heart attack in the brawl.
The video shows the brawl between the two sets of guests. The shameful scene was recorded by a hotel guest at 2 a.m. on Sunday after he was roused from sleep by the commotion.
The young man behind the camera cries in disbelief as he films the scene: "Did they just deck the bride?"
Philadelphia police wielding batons were called in to break up the fight. Watch the police officers struggle to pull the brawling guests off each other. Women can be heard screaming as the men brawled around the wedding party table.
According to police account of the bizarre incident, two wedding receptions were taking place at the hotel and a fight broke out between the guests. The Daily Mail reports it is uncertain what caused the fight. Police Lt. Ray Evers, however, told The Inquirer: "There was an issue with a lot of alcohol fueling the fight."
Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the uncle of one of the brides was found unconscious outside the hall. He was rushed to the hospital where he died of a heart attack.
The man was found unconscious outside the wedding at 2:06 a.m. He was taken to the Jefferson University Hospital where he died at 2:51 a.m.
NBC Philadelphia reports the brawl involved more than 75 guests.
Police arrested three guests. Two were cited for disorderly conduct and the third for assaulting an officer.