EVERETT (CBS) – Two people were arrested and another will be summonsed to court after a series of fights at Encore Boston Harbor early Monday morning.

The fights broke out around 2 a.m. as a large crowd exited the nightclub at closing time.

Shani Mohamed Abo, 29, of Everett was arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. State Police said Abo ”became uncooperative and combative with a club security officer and responding police officers.”

Outside court Monday, Abo told WBZ-TV he was set up by police. “I came out of the club, I was ransacked by a whole bunch of cops,” he said. “I just told the officer to leave me alone and get away from me.”

Shani Mohamed Abo outside court Monday (WBZ-TV)

Around 2:15 a.m., a second fight broke out in the hotel’s main lobby. Police said Herby Charmant, 25, of Lynn, got in a verbal altercation with two women. He allegedly pushed one of them, grabbed her cell phone and threw it across the lobby.

Charmant also allegedly touched one of the women inappropriately, police said. He was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery, assault and battery, lewd and lascivious behavior, and disorderly conduct.

Less than 10 minutes later, a third fight broke out on the gaming floor. A Lynn man will be summonsed to court for assault and battery.

While police were escorting several patrons off the property, troopers noticed a 32-year-old Lynn man who was “highly intoxicated and continually yelling.” He was taken into protective custody.

Encore released a statement Monday afternoon that said: “Encore’s in-house security team, in collaboration with local police and the EBH state police unit, was able to quickly respond to and control the situation with no impact or disruption to other guests or operations.”

Malden court officials told WBZ-TV they’ve noticed these types of incidents have become part of the Monday morning traffic since the casino opened.

The public was also concerned.

“I think there’s a ton of police all around the place, thank goodness at this point, to try to deter that from happening, you’re going to get the wackos no matter what,” said one man.


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