A street fight caught on camera nearly ended with a man being stabbed outside the front doors of an Albuquerque drug treatment clinic.
Witnesses say the fight between two men ended with at least one minor injury, but could have been much worse.
Video of the fight shows one man charge another man with a large knife as the two men fall to the ground. Over the last few days, hundreds of people have viewed the clip on social media.
According to witnesses, the fight happened sometime Monday morning outside the Central New Mexico Treatment Center on Haines Avenue northwest between Sixth and Seventh streets.
The video, which was uploaded to the Facebook page “BreakingMoto,” shows two men in a scuffle in the middle of Haines Ave.
Video shows that seconds after the two let go of each other, one of the men in a football jersey pulled a large knife from his waistband, then charged at the other man in a white shirt.
Both men struggled on the ground as several other people rushed toward the two.
According to witnesses, a security guard at the nearby drug treatment clinic used mace to break up the fight.
KRQE News 13 spoke to nearby a business owner and employee Friday, who hadn’t heard of the fight.
“I’ve seen fights before, I’ve never seen a fighting with a knife but that’s kind of scary,” said Joseph Tietjen, who works nearby.
“It’s unfortunate because again they’re kind of trying to revitalize this neighborhood and for the most part it’s turning around,” said Mike McNeese, who owns a nearby business.
The person who recorded the video says the man who drew the knife lost control of it in a struggle with the other guy. That other guy was said to have been cut on the face, according to witnesses.
Witnesses also say police responded, but that neither of the men involved in the fight stuck around to claim they were a victim. If the case were to move forward, Albuquerque Police says the case would likely be investigated as a felony assault.