Police say a man was taken to the hospital after a Friday morning fight involving two pocket knives and alcohol.
Juneau Police Department at 11:34 a.m. Friday received a call about a man with a cut on his leg on the 600 block of West Willoughby Avenue, according to a JPD release. Police Dispatch could hear what sounded like people arguing in the background.
Police and emergency medical services units responded to assist, according to JPD.
Once at the scene, authorities located a 53-year-old man who had a roughly five-inch laceration on his right calf, according to JPD. EMS units took the man, who was not identified in the release, to Bartlett Regional Hospital. At the hospital, the man was aggressive toward staff and uncooperative with detectives, according to JPD. He is currently in stable condition and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Police contacted people in the area and learned the man’s injuries were the result of being cut with a knife by a 43-year-old man, who police did not identify, according to JPD.
Officers learned that a group of people, including the man taken to the hospital, had been hanging out in the area and were consuming alcohol, according to JPD.
The man who ultimately suffered a leg laceration was acting aggressive toward other people within the group and had pulled out a pocketknife, according to JPD. An altercation occurred and the 43-year-old man pulled out his own pocketknife.
The older man attempted to kick the younger man in the stomach, according to JPD, and the 43-year-old man cut the 53-year-old man with a pocketknife.
Two knives were located at the scene and recovered, according to JPD. The 43-year-old man was detained and brought to the police department for questioning. After being questioned, he was released.
Alcohol appears to be a factor in the cause of this incident, which JPD said is still under investigation.