Mystery surrounds a large, after hours Hess Village brawl that disintegrated into multiple stabbings and sent four people to hospital early Saturday morning.
One witness said the fight ended up in a plaza parking lot at Queen and Main streets, and involved about 20 people. Two men in their 30s were taken from that scene by ambulance, Hamilton EMS said. Their injuries were initially reported as non-life threatening, but no further information was available Sunday. Two other men went to hospital on their own, and were later released.
Police say investigators have not been getting full co-operation.
It’s not clear where the brawl began, but on Saturday, Queen Street was blocked from Main to King Street, and yellow police tape was strung in front of several buildings on Main, around the plaza, then down Queen as far as George Street. Pylons marked a trail of blood in the plaza parking lot.
Wherever it started, the incident spilled onto the streets around the plaza about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, police said.
Allan Hamad, owner of Hess Village Pizza and Wings in the plaza, said he saw a group of about 20 people “fighting with each other until police came, and then most of them ran away.” Hamad said he gave police the footage from his security cameras.
The plaza houses a hair salon, convenience store, Hamad’s pizza parlour and a sub restaurant.
Police said Sunday there were no new developments to report. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call detectives at 905-546-3821.