Clubbers attack MPD, bouncers at Skye Lounge

A late night of clubbing turned violent early Sunday morning when several individuals attacked bouncers and police officers in front of the Skye Lounge on 19th and I streets.

Randy Walker, 32, allegedly swung a pole at bouncers because they would not let him into the club at about 2 a.m. due to his intoxication, said Lt. Erich Miller of the Metropolitan Police Department. Walker and two 21-year-old women, Nakia and Skakia Nelson, then began fighting with MPD officers when they arrived on the scene moments later.

More than 20 law enforcement vehicles from several agencies, including the Secret Service and Federal Protective Services, soon filled I Street, and officers detained the subjects.

Police charged each of them with assaulting a police officer, a felony, and also charged Walker with assault with a dangerous weapon.

A manager at the club declined to comment immediately after the incident.

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