3 Arrested in Anaheim After Disturbance on Party Bus

Three partygoers were arrested early Sunday morning after a fight broke out on a bus in Anaheim, authorities said.

Party-Bus-Melee

Police officers respond to reports of a fight on a party bus, Anaheim, Feb. 23, 2014. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The incident, which witnesses described as a “melee,” started on the party bus around 2 a.m.

The driver then pulled over on Lemon Street near the 91 Freeway, and the fight spilled onto the street, witnesses said.

More than 40 officers were called in to help control the crowd, according to a statement from the Anaheim Police Department.

Several passengers then began to fight with the officers, the statement said.

Video from the scene showed a police dog being used to help control the crowd.

Three men were taken into custody, police said.

They faced charges of fighting in public, obstruction of a police officer and public drunkenness, police said. The three were each being held on $500 bail.

A gun was also found on the bus, police said.

The California Highway Patrol and the Fullerton Police Department were called in to help with crowd control, the statement said.

Once the situation calmed down, the remaining passengers were allowed to get back on the bus, which was headed to Bellflower.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said two people were arrested.  Police later released a statement saying three men had been arrested.