Parents scooped up their children and fled in terror as a group of men brawled with security guards at a water park in Israel – with a gun flying across the floor.
Punches were thrown and a security guard was smashed over the head with a chair during the melee at the Yamit 2000 Water Park in Tel Aviv on Saturday, June 9.
As the men brawled and tossed chairs at each other, families hurried out of nearby paddling pools and water slides.
A guard’s gun fell out of his pocket during the confrontation and he was struck repeatedly with a chair as he desperately tried to retrieve it.
A 17-year-old has been arrested and police inquiries are ongoing.
The violent brawl apparently started because the group of bathers didn’t have valid tickets to enter the park.
Footage shows a security guard detaining one man before he is smashed on the back of the head by another.
The group of bathers and the guards continue to beat each other with chairs and fists in front of terrified families.
Eventually, the brawling men disappear from view as more security guards rush to the scene.
Some bathers walk around in a daze, clutching their injured heads as guards run past them.
Young children then run onto the scene and look around in shock at the wreckage of dozens of plastic chairs.
The CEO of the water park, Shimschon Chen, told local media that the confrontation began after a group tried to enter the spa area without purchasing the appropriate ticket.
‘I do not know if they were drunk, but they certainly did not obey the instructions of the security guards and the ushers – they tried to enter by force,’ Chen said.