LAYTON -- A melee broke out at a nail salon when state investigators tried to serve a licensing violation in Layton.
Employees at Passion Day Nail Salon in the Layton Hills Mall tried to stop two Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing investigators from enforcing a license violation on Thursday, said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton.
The investigators called police and then a family member of the employees arrived and "instigated a riotous situation; multiple salon employees began fighting with officers on scene," Horton said.
The employees "verbally and physically assaulted the officers," he said.
A police officer ended up using a Taser to get control of the situation.
One police officer and two of the employees received minor injuries from the fight, he said.
Another family member closed the business after officers left.
"We're not saying they were doing a bad job or anything. DOPL was just serving a citation for a license violation," Horton said.
The Department of Commerce issued a written statement about the incident calling the inspection by the two DOPL investigators routine.
" When our staff was obstructed by nail salon personnel from entering the business, mall security was contacted and became involved," according to the statement. DOPL's investigation is ongoing.
According to DOPL's website, there were 4,190 nail technicians licensed in 2012 across the state.
Calls to the nail salon and CBL & Associates Properties Inc., which manages the mall, were not immediately returned.
Tuyen Thi Ngoc Than, 44, was cited for license violation and was released.
Four of the employees were arrested and booked in the Davis County Jail.
They are as follows:
* Charlie Ngo, 55, booked on three counts of assault, one count of failure to obey a lawful order, one count of riot and one count of obstructing a criminal investigation.
* Calvin Kiet Ngo, 47, booked on two counts of assault, one count of failure to obey a lawful order, one count of riot and one count of obstructing a criminal investigation.
* Vo Hoang Ngo, 41, booked on one count of riot, one count of failure to obey a lawful order and one count of disorderly conduct.
* Lien Ngo, 39, booked on one count of assault, one count of riot and one count of failure to obey a lawful order.