By Bay City News Service
A party for high school-age attendees at a San Francisco hotel Friday night resulted in two arrests. Two others were doused with pepper spray, a San Francisco police spokesman said.
Police were called to the InterContinental San Francisco hotel ballroom, located at 888 Howard St., around 10:30 p.m. to assist hotel management when a roughly 800-guest party organized for high school-age students (college students were also in attendance) broke out into several fights, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Management tried to shut down the event, including turning on the lights, however the event's DJ tried to persuade attendees to stay and continue the party, Shyy said.
Police arrived and escorted partiers out of the hotel. Two attendees were arrested on unspecified misdemeanor charges, Shyy said, while two others were pepper sprayed.
One attendee said he was standing next to police officers who took out tasers.
No other injuries were reported at the event. Shortly before midnight, the party had ended and all guests had left the area, Shyy said.
The party, which included young people from the Peninsula, was hosted by FrequencySF and was scheduled to end at midnight, according to the organization's flyer.
One employee posted on a Facebook page:
"Just to make it clear to everyone. FREQUENCY SF is NOT about drama and fighting. FREQUENCY about haven a good time and twerkin. All the fights were not caused by us. If u gnna talk bad about frequency think bout all the people who was fightin. They the reason it got shut down."
An attendee posted: "I believe this party was truly worldstar material."
Several other attendees reported having a good time despite the apparent isolated violence.
FrequencySF was founded by Yung Spitta, who attended El Camino High and graduated from Jefferson High.
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