NYPD, FDNY hockey teams brawl at Nassau Coliseum
A charity hockey game between New York City police and firefighters at the Nassau Coliseum erupted into a massive brawl on ice Sunday.
In videos posted on YouTube and Instagram, players from both teams are seen clearing the bench, throwing punches and shoving one another as hockey sticks and gloves are left scattered on the ice.
Officials with the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department did not immediately respond to requests for comments.
In one YouTube video, riled-up fans are heard chanting slurs about the police and repeatedly shouting "Dun-kin Do-nuts."
The video recordings show the melee occurred during the second period of the match, as both teams were tied 3-3. Referees are seen struggling to break up the brawl.
The FDNY Hockey team's Facebook page bills the event, which started at 1 p.m., as a match between New York's "Finest and Bravest."