Police: Two injured in knife fight

AMSTERDAM – City police responded to a knife fight that resulted in injuries Tuesday night on Division Street.

Police said the identities of those involved are not being released at this time.

At about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, city police responded to a report of a large fight in front of 60 Division St. Upon the officers’ arrival, it was determined two males were fighting, and one of the males suffered a severe laceration to his forearm, police said. Further investigation revealed a second male suffered a knife wound to his elbow, police said.

Police said the male with the severe arm laceration was transported directly to Albany Medical Center Hospital for treatment of his injury and the second male was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of his stab wound. Neither party was able to be interviewed extensively because of their injuries and subsequent treatment, police said.

A search of the area resulted in the discovery of a large machete found in a bush near the location of the fight, police said. An investigation into the incident continues, and at this time, it does not appear that either of the male victims suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.