Rumors that the Seaside Heights boardwalk was shut down on Friday night due to fights are not true, police said Saturday afternoon.
Detective Steven Korman of the Seaside Heights Police Department, responding to an email request for information about rumors of multiple fights with injuries, said, "The rumors also said that the boardwalk was shut down due to fights, which is not true."
Korman said the department received a call early Saturday morning reporting an assault in the Ocean block of Franklin Avenues, but the assault was found to be an intoxicated male who passed out. Korman said the man was taken to Community Medical Center, Toms River, where he was treated for minor injuries from a fall.
Last summer, there was a that occurred during a large fight on Memorial Day. And were arrested and the boardwalk was shut down when fights broke out at the close of the July Fourth weekend.
"It is not a normal thing," Korman told Patch at the time.