A huge street fight in Saint Paul sends two people to the hospital with stab wounds from a sickle.
The fight, on the city's east side, escalated to the point where dozens of people were using whatever weapons they could get their hands on.
They are items you might find in the average tool shed: the sickle, a brick and a push lawnmower. All were used as weapons last night.
The fight erupted around 10:15 p.m. just outside a home on the 1200 block of Bush Avenue on Saint Paul's east side.
Police say a 21-year-old man and 15-year-old boy were stabbed with a sickle. Plus, a 16-year-old boy was hit with a push lawnmower and a brick.
Police believe there were 30 to 50 people involved and that the fight is possibly gang related. But those who live at the house say they were having a simple family gathering, a birthday party for a cousin, when uninvited guests started showing up thinking a much larger party was going on.
Nyisha Baker was at the birthday party. She says people started fighting, "...because they couldn't get into the party."
Regina Larson lives in the neighborhood. She was home last night when the fight broke out and says, "I heard a girl screaming so I ran through the house. And as I come out, there's like one-hundred kids out in the street here in this area and they're fighting. And a kid [came] from my neighbor's house… with her lawnmower. And I hollered at the kid to put the lawnmower back and he just kept going."
Police say the 16-year-old hit by the lawnmower and brick did not seek medical attention.
But the two who were stabbed were taken to Regions Hospital. The 21-year-old man had been stabbed in the back and the 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest. They are both in stable condition.
Police currently have no suspects.
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