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Video: Brawl Breaks Out Between Women at Food Stamp Office

| by Michael Allen

A fight at the Illinois Department of Human Services in East St. Louis turned into a brawl between several women on Tuesday.

The fight was recorded on a cell phone (video below) and involved four women punching each other, reports CBS Chicago.

In the video, two women grab each other while a third punches one of them in the head. At another point, a woman walks across the office and punches another person in the face.

At times in the video the fighting stops, but then picks up again.

It took security officers several minutes to separate the women and restore order.

Detria Graves told KTVI-TV: "It's just been cool, everybody standing in line, doing what they do, trying to get their stamps, trying to get, you know, whatever they're trying to get. It's never been like this in there."

A spokeswoman with the State Department of Human Services in Springfield, Illinois, said the staff was unaware of the video.