There was apparently a major fight this afternoon in the alley just north of Wilson between Beacon and Dover, involving three females and two males. The female fight was two women beating a third very badly. The male fight, which involved wooden sticks, spilled over into the parking lot at 4616 N Beacon. A knife was recovered. The police arrived and took at least three combatants into custody.
One female was hurt badly enough to require an ambulance, and one of the witnesses who wrote to us about it thinks she may have been stabbed. She remained conscious. Many witnesses called it in to 911 and the police responded quickly.
Update: It must have been "Fisticuffs Night" in Uptown. Later Friday evening, there were fights in front of Dunkin' Donuts at Wilson and Broadway and another at McDonalds at Sheridan and Wilson. Can we have another blizzard, please?