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Two men arrested in alleged St. Paul cockfighting ring

ST. PAUL (AP) - Two St. Paul men are under arrest after police broke up an alleged cockfighting ring.

A neighbor reported about 20 people carrying chickens into a home on St. Paul's East Side. When officers went to the home, they were told nobody was fighting chickens inside.

But officers heard roosters crowing. They went into the basement and found about 50 men gathered around a makeshift rooster fighting ring. One man was carrying a rooster under each arm, and another 35 or 40 birds were nearby.

Police arrested two men, ages 39 and 31. They were being held in the Ramsey County Jail. Police have until noon Tuesday to file charges or release them.