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Aftermath of knife-throwing fight captured in graphic viral video

Robert Heredia threw at least two large knives at a younger man, who has not been identified

By Liz Farmer
The Dallas Morning News

SAN ANTONIO — The apparent aftermath of a knife-throwing fight in San Antonio got captured in a graphic Facebook video that's gone viral. 

The confrontation was reported about 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Division Avenue, near Interstate 35, on the city's South Side, the San Antonio Express News reports

Robert Heredia, 46, threw at least two large knives at a younger man, who has not been identified, police told the paper. 

The younger man then allegedly threw the knives back, striking Heredia in the head. 

The Facebook account that shared video from after the fight claimed that the pair are father and son who'd returned from drinking, but police have not confirmed that to news outlets.

The cell phone footage has been viewed nearly 6 million times since being posted Monday evening. 

It starts with the younger man in a blood-splattered shirt behind a fence. He's yelling at an older man, believed to be Heredia, who is on the street drenched in blood from his head to his torso. 

The younger man tosses two large knives on the ground just outside the fence. 

"You were trying to kill me," he tells Heredia. "That's why I did what I did." 

He then opens the gate and walks toward the older man as people tell him to go back. Soon after, the person filming shuts the gate with the younger man behind it again. 

"I deserve to be mad," the younger man screams. 

The person filming takes the knives across the street as another person tells the older man he should sit down. 

"Stop touching it," he says, as the older man feels a loose flap of flesh on his head. 

Moments later, officers approach the younger man who puts his hands up and kneels on the driveway. They then handcuff him. 

Heredia was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police told the Express-News. 

No arrests have been made.


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