Man Charged With Assault Following Bar Brawl

FUNKSTOWN – A man was charged with assault following a bar fight that involved nearly 60 people Sunday.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to Joker’s Bar and Grill for a disturbance that started when someone allegedly used a racial slur, which started the fight.

The individuals involved with the assault inside the bar did not cooperate with a police investigation therefore no charges were pursued.

While deputies were on-scene deescalating the situation, an innocent bystander was assaulted.

An unidentified 21-year-old man was taken into custody. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.