Five arrested in Glendale pool-hall brawl

Five men were arrested early Saturday after more than 30 people brawled at a billiards bar on Brand Boulevard, police said.

Officers responded about 12:45 a.m. to Charles Billiard Sports Bar and Restaurant in the 200 block North Brand Boulevard after receiving reports of screaming and glassware being thrown from tables, according to the Glendale Police Department.

Witnesses told police that David Shakgeldyan, 30, of Sherman Oaks, threw an empty beer glass at a 24-year-old Northridge man who was being attacked by another group of men for no apparent reason, according to police reports.

The glass struck the victim in the head, police said.

Shakgeldyan allegedly grabbed another glass, smashed it against a table, picked up a piece and walked over to a large fight.

Witnesses saw Shakgeldyan use the glass in a stabbing motion against the victim, according to reports.

Police saw a 2- to 3-inch cut on the back of the victim's head, a 2-inch cut on his right forearm, two cuts on his right arm and another under his eye.

Shakgeldyan was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Three other men — Suren Khachatryan, 29, of North Hollywood; Loris Nerkararyan, 36, of Glendale; and Arman Martinyan, 31, of Tujunga — were arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace.

A fifth man — Nam Nguyen, 27, of Canyon Country — was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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