Two individuals were treated for injuries during a fight that was initially believed to include a possible stabbing in an alley in Santa Clarita Wednesday evening, according to fire officials.
Eventually, a knife was found at the scene but no stabbing was confirmed, according to sheriff’s deputies.
According to Christian Chavez, a Los Angeles County Fire Department supervising dispatcher, emergency personnel received reports for a medical emergency at approximately 6:49 p.m. at Arch Street between Second and Third streets in Santa Clarita.
Two individuals were reported to have been in a fight that possibly led to a stabbing, Chavez said. Two men were treated at the scene, and one was later transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries. However, the extent of the injuries was unknown.
Witnesses at the scene said one man was located in the back parking lot of a residential neighborhood with lacerations to his right hand.
The incident ended at 7:20 p.m. and emergency personnel spent about 30 minutes assisting the men, according to Chavez.
Chavez said Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were called on to assist at the scene. According to witnesses, there were about seven deputies in front of the property and several others in the rear parking lot.
Deputy Peterson, who declined to provide her first name, said deputies received reports of a possible fight. When deputies arrived at the scene “almost immediately, there was no one there.” There were no reports or information about a reported stabbing, she added.
On Thursday afternoon, watch Sgt. Johnny Gillespie of the SCV Sheriff’s Station said deputies arrived at the scene of a reported fight between two men in Santa Clarita on Wednesday night. Gillespie said deputies found a knife at the scene, and confirmed there were no reports of a possible stabbing.
The description of the suspect, what caused the fight to escalate, and what happened to the second man not transported to a nearby hospital was unknown, according to deputies.
The incident is being investigated by SCV Sheriff’s Station detectives, according to Gillespie.