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Police: Machete used in knife fight, men injured

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Updated: 10:37 AM

Two men were hospitalized with stab wounds Tuesday night after a knife fight involving at least one machete on Division Street, according to the Amsterdam Police Department.

At approximately 9:20 p.m. the APD responded to a report of a large fight in front of 60 Division St., where two men were fighting.

According to a police report, one of the men suffered from a severe laceration to his forearm, while the other man suffered from a knife wound to his elbow.

The man with the severe laceration was transported directly to Albany Medical Center for treatment, and the second man was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for his treatment, police said.

Detective Lt. Kurt Conroy said this morning further investigation is necessary, and surveillance footage of the area, if available, will be reviewed today.

No arrests have been made yet, Conroy said.

"We're waiting to determine the extent of the injuries, and we have not been able to speak to one of them yet," Conroy said.

Neither of the men suffered from life threatening injuries, the report states, however their medical status is unknown.

The identities of the men are not being released at this time.

An investigation of the area resulted in the discovery of a large machete hidden in a bush near the location of the fight, according to the report.

"We can confirm at least one of them was using a machete, and we are hearing reports that possibly both had machetes at one point, but that's not confirmed," Conroy said.

-- Staff report


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