BCPD called to Torrent Lounge
A patron inside Torrent Lounge nightclub discharged pepper spray early Saturday morning, causing some people to cough and vomit, Baltimore County Police said.
No one was taken to the hospital as a result of the incident, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.
Police responded to the call from the Torrent Lounge, which replaced the Recher Theatre, at around 12:44 a.m. and issued one person a citation for getting into a fight with another patron over who discharged the pepper spray, but no one has been arrested over the actual act of spraying the pepper spray.
The fire department had to close a section of York Road in front of the nightclub to ventilate the club properly.
According to The Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore County Liquor Board will review the incident.
The Liquor Board was involved in the Torrent Lounge early in its existence, when a local law firm filed a suit against Torrent on behalf of businesses in the area, saying that a nightclub would only bring more crime to downtown Towson.
When the venue was the Recher, the Liquor Board had to reach an agreement with the Recher that absolved it of any wrongdoing of a September 2012 incident involving a large and rowdy crowd that eventually led to several arrests by BCPD.
The manager of Torrent Lounge told The Sun that the incident will not affect any of the other events Torrent has in the near future to celebrate its opening.