Pepper spray used, car damaged in brawl
Things turned nasty on Argyll Street around 5pm on Monday when a fight broke out involving about a dozen people.
Alarmed neighbours contacted police who sent several officers to try to quell the fighting, which one witness said may have involved a knife.
The police used the capsicum spray on a 21-year-old man after he allegedly turned violence towards them.
He was then arrested and conveyed to Coffs Harbour Hospital for decontamination and later charged with affray.
Also during the indicent, a 30-year-old Coffs Harbour man was forced to stop while driving along the street and subsequently had his windscreen damaged.
Police are now asking for witnesses, and it is believed a male described as indigenous appearance with medium length curly hair and of medium to large build is able to assist police with their inquiries.
Any person who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Coffs Harbour Police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.