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Plainville restaurant fight leaves two with injuries, police seeking a suspect

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(Plainville police photo) (Plainville police photo)
Luis Santiago. (Plainville police photo) Luis Santiago. (Plainville police photo)

Police in Plainville are seeking the public's help to identify the second of two men involved in a restaurant fight that happened over the weekend.

They said they already arrested 47-year-old Luis Santiago, but his accomplice remains on the loose.

The incident began Saturday just after 8:30 p.m. at the Imperial Buffet on New Britain Avenue.

Police said someone in Santiago's group made comments to a woman in another group.

An argument ensued and continued outside of the restaurant, where a passerby caught it on camera. The video may be disturbing for some.

Police said Santiago punched a 22-year-old woman in the face.

"Very disrespectful, no real man. He's not a man if he has to hit a woman," said Shaquan Olden of New Britain.

The man with Santiago punched a 15-year-old boy in the face, causing the teen to lose consciousness.

The second man then joined Santiago in continuing the assault on the woman, according to police. The second man allegedly punched her in the face which knocked her to the ground.

The woman had injuries on her face, but refused to be transported to the hospital, police said. The 15-year-old, however, had to be transported to the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General for treatment.

Police said they reviewed the eyewitness's video. They determined that Santiago wore a white shirt in it.

The second suspect wore a red shirt and was described as being 6 feet tall and weighing about 300 pounds.

Anyone who can help in identifying the suspect is asked to call the Plainville Police Department at 860-747-1616.

Santiago was arrested at his home without incident and released after posting at $50,000 bond. He was given a court date of March 14.

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