WATERVILLE, Maine — An early-morning brawl involving roughly 20 to 30 people sent one man to the hospital Tuesday, according to police.

The 27-year-old victim, whom police are not identifying, suffered serious facial wounds, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

The series of events began around 4 a.m. when police were dispatched to May Street for a reported fight in progress, and 20 to 30 people were engaged in the brawl when officers arrived, Rumsey said.

Most of the brawlers fled when police arrived, while a woman directed officers’ attention to the unconscious victim, who was lying in the street, Rumsey said.

Initial investigation indicates the victim was visiting a May Street residence for a party, and a disagreement between him and two or other people led to the fight, although police aren’t sure what the argument was over.

Rumsey said other people jumped in to help the victim, and the incident turned into a brawl.

No one has been charged and the victim was transported to MaineGeneral Hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

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