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Police called after Washoe GOP meeting gets out of hand

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.

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