Queen Anne

Police: Sounders fans involved in brawl in McDonald's drive-thru

SEATTLE -- An attempt to get some late-night eats turned into an all out brawl in a McDonald's drive-thru following the Seattle Sounders' 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps last Saturday.

Officers were called to the McDonald's at Fifth and Broad shortly after 2 a.m. June 9 for reports of a fight and arrived to find at least 10 people going at it and several others fleeing the scene, according to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident.

Witnesses told officers three people in Sounders jerseys had been standing in the drive-thru waiting to order when a car pulled in behind them and the two groups got into a verbal altercation.

A McDonald's employee just getting off for the night told officers the men got out of the car after yelling at the Sounders fans and were the first to turn the fight physical.

A 10-person brawl ensued in which a knife and possibly a Taser were reportedly used.

According to the report, most of the instigators appeared to have left the scene before officers arrived.

But, a man who told officers he pulled a knife to defend himself from the Sounders fans reportedly said he knew all the people involved. Unfortunately, he was unwilling to give any of that information to police.

According to the report, it was unclear what the original argument was over and why the fight turned physical. Officers noted that everyone involved appeared to be very drunk.

Two of the Sounders fans were taken back to their hotel with minor cuts and bruises to their faces and one apparent knife wound to the chest. The third Sounders fan was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a severely swollen ankle.