WASHINGTON – A man has been arrested after a video surfaced of a brawl in northwest DC involving several firefighters.
D.C. Fire and EMS is investigating and has placed six members of its department on administrative leave. Charles Simpkins, II, 43, was arrested in connection with the incident, but no DC firefighters are facing criminal charges at this time.
FOX 5 obtained video of the fight, which was shared on social media on Wednesday.
It appears to show several D.C. firefighters throwing punches on a sidewalk as the lights from their firetrucks can be seen flashing in the background.
D.C. Fire confirmed the incident happened Tuesday night at the scene of a response. D.C. police told FOX 5 it happened in the unit block of Florida Avenue NW.
The firefighters union says they have seen the video, but they haven’t received any other information.
In a statement D.C. Fire and EMS said, “The actions depicted in a video of the incident are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the behavior we require of our members.”
D.C. police is also investigating the matter. Simpkins was arrested for assault on a police officer.