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Ongoing feud between two men erupts into violence at Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Nicaragua

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An ongoing feud between two men erupts at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Nicaragua when a man chair-punched another participant for not wanting him to drink more

  • An August 13 meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in a local branch in Nicaragua ended in violence when a participant was hit with a chair
  • The incident reportedly stemmed from a long-running feud between the men battling alcoholism
  • Video of the incident shows the aggressor yelling at the victim, who is sitting in a chair, before delivering the chair to the left side of the head and arm
  • The victim, who happens to have a physical disability, refused to report

A long-running feud between two men from a town in Nicaragua finally exploded when one of the individuals slammed a chair on the head of his rival during a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Video footage shows the aggressor reprimanding the victim during a mid-August session at a local chapter’s office in Los Ángeles, Managua.

The man grabbed a wooden chair and delivered a shot to the victim, hitting him on the left side of the head and arm after allegedly confronting him for drinking alcohol.

Surprisingly, the force of the chair bulkhead didn’t let the man fall to the floor while he remained seated.

In the background, people can be heard yelling at the attacker and asking why he hit the man, while others rushed to check on him.

The aggressor then walked behind a podium and donned his blazer before leaving.

A video recorded at an Aug. 13 meeting at a branch of Alcoholics Anonymous in Managua, Nicaragua captured the harrowing moment when a participant hit another man with a chair because he wanted him to stop drinking. Rene Brautigam, a recovering alcoholic, confirmed to DailyMail.com that the aggressor and victim had been at odds for some time

A man ends up with a chair before hitting another person with whom he had personal disagreements during an Alcoholics Anonymous session in Nicaragua on Aug. 13

A man ends up with a chair before hitting another person with whom he had personal disagreements during an Alcoholics Anonymous session in Nicaragua on Aug. 13

Rene Brautigam, a recovering alcoholic, confirmed to DailyMail.com that the victim has a physical disability on his left hand.

He added that the man chose not to press charges.

“These were two people who had personal differences and they ran into each other in an Alcoholics Anonymous group,” Brautigam said during a telephone interview.

A meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous at a local branch in Nicaragua's capital, Managua, ended in violence when one of those in attendance assaulted a man with a physical disability

A meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous at a local branch in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, ended in violence when one of those in attendance assaulted a man with a physical disability

A bystander checks on a participant in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting after he was attacked with a chair

A bystander checks on a participant in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting after he was attacked with a chair

Brautigam, who has been battling alcoholism for 12 years, lamented that the organization’s reputation was negatively affected by the violent behavior of the aggressor, which went viral after the video was shared on social media.

He added that the attacker’s actions were inconsistent with Alcoholics Anonymous’ spiritually minded Twelve Step program.

“It is not a practice of Alcoholics Anonymous. It does not represent Alcoholics Anonymous. They are totally isolated events,” he said. ‘We had never seen such aggression in my time here.

‘Such aggression of this magnitude had not been seen. It was painful because today the name Alcoholics Anonymous is attached to it. It is an organization that has helped millions of people in the world.”

DailyMail.com contacted the local Alcoholics Anonymous branch in Nicaragua for comment.

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