Three people were hospitalized in a series of brutal attacks in and outside The Red Door bar in Watertown early Sunday morning and the assailants remain at large.
Police released security camera photos of three men and three women suspected of being involved in the incident. Watertown police are asking for the public's help in identifying them in what they are calling a "serious assault investigation."
A brawl started in the bar between nine people at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, but the most serious attacks happened outside the 675 Main St. bar after security guards kicked the group out. One man was stabbed in the torso with a knife and another man was hit over the head with a beer bottle, police said. A group of people assaulted a woman, bruising her face and body after throwing her to the ground and repeatedly hitting and kicking her.
The attackers took off in two SUVs, including a light-colored Nissan and possibly a dark Acura, police said.
Ambulances transported all three victims to an area hospital and they were listed in stable condition Sunday morning.
John Anchini, a long-time neighboring business owner, said that the was surprised to hear the news.
"It's been calm here for a long time," Anchini said, who is now worries news of the incident could affect his own business down the block.
Police described three men and three women caught on surveillance footage and they believe they are involved in the attacks. Two of the men had heavy builds with close-cut beards and the other was thin with a goatee and short, dark hair, police said. One of the heavier men was wearing a sweater with a cheetah pattern on the shoulder and sleeves and the other, about 380 pounds, had short, dark hair and wore black pants, a collared shirt and a sweater that had a geometric pattern on it, according to police. The smallest of the men was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Of the female suspects, one was about 30 years old with dark pigtail braided hair and a medium build, the second had hair down to her shoulders and wore jeans, a light-colored coat and white sneakers, and the third had long, dark hair and was wearing jeans, boots and a dark-colored jacket.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the six people in the photos and ask anyone with information to call Watertown police at 860-945-5200 or the Crimestoppers line at 860-945-9940. Tips can be made confidentially. Police ask anyone who knows the parties to give police information and not to contact the suspects.
The assaults remain under investigation.
Photo Credit: Watertown Police Department