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Man dies amid brawl at wedding in downtown Philly

Associated Press Modified: October 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm •  Published: October 8, 2012
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The spreading altercation was caught on video by Max Schultz, a 15-year-old from Camp Hill in central Pennsylvania, who was in Philadelphia with his parents to see the historic sites and celebrate his birthday. Schultz said he was sleeping when noise from the fight awoke him and he went to check it out around 2 a.m.

He went to an atrium where he looked down on the fight, took out his cell phone and began recording it — after he had to frantically start deleting files so he had enough memory for the video of people sparring while wearing tuxedos and ball gowns.

"I just saw a lot of people going at it," said Schultz, who later posted the video on YouTube. "It was obviously pretty chaotic."

Dozens of police arrived and began to get control of the situation, he said.

"The situation could have been much worse if (the police) hadn't been there," he said. "I think they did what they had to do to keep people under control."