A playground fight ended with one boy in a hospital and both facing assault charges.
Police were called to a basketball court near 1st and West Belmont around 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th. Officers spoke to witnesses who said a fight followed an argument between an 11 year old and 14 year old.
Officers learned the two had been having problems and while playing the 11 year old thought the 14 year old was going to hurt another child playing. The 11 year old used a pocket knife to stab the 14 year old in the arm. The 14 year old chased the 11 year old and tackled him off a bike and then started hitting him.
The 14 year old was treated at a hospital for the cut to the arm and he needed multiple stitches. The 11 year old had facial injuries.
The11 year old was referred for 2nd degree assault. The 14 year old was referred for 3rd degree assault.