Moorhead Police say fight drew large crowd

11:17 PM, Dec 19, 2010   |    comments
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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Moorhead Police are investigating fight that drew a large crowd early Sunday morning.

Police said in a statement that they responded to a report of several persons fighting, involving a knife, a firearm, a taser and a shovel shortly after midnight Sunday. Officers encountered a large crowd they estimate at around 60 to 100 people.

Police say a 20-year-old Fargo, N.D., man was superficially stabbed in the buttocks. He was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A 20-year-old West Fargo, N.D., man was struck in the head with a shovel and refused medical treatment. An 18-year-old Fargo man was struck in the head with a replica firearm and refused medical treatment.

Officers recovered a replica firearm, knives, and a taser at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.

Moorhead Police were assisted by Fargo Police, Dilworth Police, the Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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