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Man nearly loses finger during a fight at a homeless camp in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A fight at a homeless encampment turned bloody when one of the participants pulled a machete.

It started just before 1 A.M. Thursday at a site in the 4800 block of West Military Drive.

The men were arguing over money when one of them began beating the other with a pipe. The victim  grabbed a machete and in an effort to defend himself, started swinging.

Police say the man with the pipe nearly lost a finger during the fight. He refused treatment when EMS arrived.

No charges have been filed yet but the incident is still being investigated.


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