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Man arrested after brawl with police in Hazleton


HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Two people are in police custody after a fight with police Friday night in Hazleton.

Police were called to South Broad Street in West Hazleton for reports of a physical fight. 

Upon arrival, police encountered Alan Dorsey who was immediately uncooperative.

Dorsey attempted to procure a razor knife from a fanny pack he was wearing, but police were able to disarm him. 

A nearby vehicle was searched, and officers located a loaded .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun, suspected methamphetamine, narcotics packaging materials, and digital scales.

Dorsey has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and other charges.

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