The fight, which was quickly posted on YouTube, shows at least four women punching and wrestling one another.
CBS Chicago reports:
At one point, the video shows two women grabbing each other while a third punches one of them on the back of the head. At another point, a woman walks across the office and punches another person in the face.Security officers struggled to end the chaos. It took them several minutes to separate the group and restore order. Some of the people involved in the fight initially refused to leave.The incident happened at the Illinois Department of Human Services office in East St. Louis, reportedly only a few blocks from the police station there.
The fight lasted for approximately three minutes before it was broken up.
“It`s just been cool, everybody standing in line, doing what they do, trying to get their stamps, trying to get, you know, whatever they`re trying to get. It`s never been like this in there,”Detria Graves told KTVI, the FOX affiliate in St. Louis.
A spokeswoman with the State Department of Human Services in Springfield said the staff was unaware of the video, which probably means that the police will review the video to determine if there are additional arrests to be made.