RENO — Police were called and at least two people sought medical attention after a Washoe County Republican Central Committee meeting got out of hand.
The incident happened Tuesday night during a meeting at the Peppermill in Reno, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Witnesses said tensions rose over the election of five at-large executive board members and 52 members of the state Republican Central Committee. Acting Chairman Tom Dickman said a group of several dozen people that’s known to cause disturbances began shouting and trying to disrupt the meeting.
The situation became physical when it was decided that the ballot-counting would be postponed until Monday when a ballot-counter returned from a trip.
Reno police officer Tim Broadway said officers took statements from attendees, but no charges were immediately filed.