NORWICH – The Norwich City Police are still trying to piece together the circumstances of a Saturday night knife fight outside of a local bar which wounded six people, causing life-threatening injuries and permanent disfigurement to some of the victims.
At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called to a disturbance on North Broad Street in front of the Broad Street Tavern after a fight broke out among a group of patrons along the sidewalk. One of the men was brandishing a three-inch collapsible blade, reported Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino.
Angelino said the first officer to arrive at the scene found one of the victims laying on the pavement screaming and grasping his neck as blood gushed from between his hands. The officer immediately loaded the man into the back of his squad car and rushed him directly to Chenango Memorial Hospital, less than half a mile away.
Arriving nearly at the same time, a second city officer was directed by eyewitnesses to where the two suspects had fled from the fight, heading across North Broad Street toward Mechanic Street. The officer pursued them on foot and was assisted by a third city officer in a patrol car.