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By Cleve R. Wootsen Jr. | The Charlotte Observer

Antoine Fountain (from previous arrest)

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say incited a brawl in the NoDa neighborhood during a fashion show in February.

They named the suspect as 47-year-old Antoine Fountain, who faces a felony charge relating to the incident.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to a disturbance call about a large fight at the NDemand venue at 617 East 28th Street around 2 a.m. on Feb. 25. A video posted on YouTube shows several people throwing tables, chairs and other items at each other from across a large room.

Detectives used the video to help with their investigation but had not made any arrests late Monday.

A CMPD spokeswoman told the Observer the venue had been the site of a fashion show the evening before.

Witnesses told WCNC-TV the fight broke out at an after-party for the Carolina Awards Ball 2013, with about 150 attendees.

The party featured a competitive fashion show that led to the brawl, NDemand owner Charlene Henderson told WCNC-TV.

“It was a very sore loser at a fashion show,” she said. “And it just happened to escalate.”

According to Mecklenburg jail records, Fountain was arrested in March 2011 and charged with first degree arson.

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