Men cut each other in fight downtown

No arrests made in brawl that left one severely injured

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007

Two men fighting Thursday night shortly before 10:20 p.m. in the 300 block of Fourth Street cut each other with knives, according to police.

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Cindee Brown-Mills, Juneau police spokeswoman, said the fight was brief and that police did not yet know what caused the fight.

"Neither one wanted to talk to police," Brown-Mills said.

Sgt. Paul Hatch said alcohol was a contributing factor.

No arrests were made as of Friday. Investigators are looking into the fight that took place two blocks east of the Capitol near The Observatory Bookstore hours before the bars closed.

Charges could come in the future, Brown-Mills said.

Police did not release the names of the two men who were only described as a 26-year-old and a 27-year-old.

The older of the two was left more severely injured after the fight. Police said his injuries were not life threatening, but stab wounds to his belly and arm left him hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital following the incident. The younger man suffered "minor" injuries and was later released from Bartlett after treatment, police said.

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