Two men fought each other early Wednesday morning on the corner of 94th Street and Broadway using a variety of weapons, as well as their fists. One man was wielding a machete, while the other man threw a trash can, and used it for defense. They also punched each other in the middle of Broadway, as seen in the video below.
This all happened around 6:50 a.m., according to Paul Tena, the witness who sent us the video and explained what he saw below.
“The fight started around the corner on 94th and moved out onto Broadway. The first trash can was thrown at the car which prompted the man in white to get out his machete. He then chased the man in red into the Broadway median with it at which time I started filming. I stopped filming when the fighting ended. The couple drove off and turned on west 93rd. The police arrived shortly after and the man in red flagged them down, tried to direct them to follow the car and even tried to get in the back seat of the squad car. They didn’t let him enter and sped off down 93rd. At this point a second unit arrived and I told them that the piece of the machete was still in the street in front of their cruiser. At this point the silver car was back again at the corner of Broadway and 94th being pulled over by the first police car. He was handcuffed and other witnesses were talking to both units when I left the scene.”
Update: The New York Post reports that “Cops say the faceoff at Broadway at West 94th Street started when one of the men, a 35-year-old, was walking along the street looking at his phone and driver Louis Roman, 40, made a comment about him not paying attention and threatened him by flashing a gun clip.”
Another tipster also spotted the machete on the ground after the altercation, noting “there looked to be about ten cops standing circled around two knocked over trash cans and a shiny machete blade.” An NYPD spokesperson had no information on the incident as of 10 a.m. We’ll have more information on this as we learn more.
See the video below.