MIAMI (CBS4) – A bizarre and violent fight broke out Wednesday afternoon that ended up leaving a school temporarily in lockdown.

The fight between a man and a woman started at a blue house on NW 67th Street and involved a hammer.

“It seems that this was a customer dispute gone badly,” said Commander Delrish Moss of Miami Police. “It was a prostitution incident where a fight happened after the ‘transaction.’ And it looks like a hammer was brought out. And the guy who initially brought out the hammer got the worse of the deal.”

The fight moved out into the street and eventually reached the front door of Edison Park Elementary School. According to witness Nathan Simmons, the man suffered what he called “horrible” wounds.

“(It) looked like he had been stabbed,” Simmons said. “(He was) bleeding profusely all over the place.”

The man had to be resuscitated on the scene and was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police said it wasn’t the first time he had attacked a prostitute. He had been released from jail recently for doing the same thing.

Commander Moss said they notified the school of the incident to move the kids away from the area so they wouldn’t see all of the police activity. But he stressed the school was never in any danger. The students were eventually let out of the back of the school.

And though it was horrible, according to Simmons, he shrugged off the day’s events.

“It’s just horrible. But this isn’t a great area to begin with,” Simmons said. “These are the kind of things you expect to happen. There were shootings a couple of years ago, now stabbings. Stuff (is) always happening here.”


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