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Security Footage Shows Jamie Lynn Spears Holding Knife During Restaurant Fight

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A video has emerged showing Jamie Lynn Spears grabbing a knife during a fight in a Louisiana eatery last month.

Over the holidays, the 23-year-old mom and newlywed made headlines after purportedly defending her friend with a knife during a brawl at a Pita Pit in Louisiana. A rep for Spears did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

TMZ has since released security footage of the incident, which appears to depict Spears pulling her pal out of the fray and waving around a 7-inch knife.

“I have been with The Pita Pit for several years, and have never seen anything like this before,” owner Jack Brighenti tells PEOPLE in an email.

The incident took place just after 2 a.m. on Dec. 28.

“A group of males got into an altercation and for some reason Jamie Lynn Spears ran behind the counter and picked up a bread knife,” Brighenti says.

“Our management called the police immediately and thankfully nothing else happened,” he added.