Police were last night questioning a group of people after a “mad” fight broke out next to a busy Aberdeen road.
Two men suffered facial injuries during the brawl, which took place on the Lang Stracht at around 6.40pm.
Another man is understood to have sustained injuries to his arm after being allegedly stabbed with a “potato knife”.
Last night, one witness who watched the scene unfold, said he heard screaming and shouting outside on the street.
The man – who did not want to be named – said police were eventually called after one of the men involved was allegedly pushed in front of an oncoming car on to the Lang Stracht.
He added that the entire incident was witnessed by a group of young children, who had been playing on the other side of the road.
More than ten emergency service vehicles – including numerous police cars and an ambulance – were sent to the scene.
“It was mad,”he said.
“It lasted for about 15 minutes. Two men and two women were attacking each other.
“A passer-by stopped to get involved, but he was attacked too.
“One woman was using a knife you would use to peel potatoes with.”
Police cornered off a grassy area near Eday Drive for around an hour while officers searched the area and questioned people.
One of the men involved, who was clutching a dog and had blood over his face, was taken away by police.
Inspector Kevin Wallace, of the Northfield community policing team in Aberdeen, would not confirm if a weapon had been used in the attack.
He said police were still trying to establish exactly what happened.
He added that three men had sustained injuries, but that they had been treated at the scene and did not need to be taken to hospital.
“We responded to calls reporting a disturbance involving a number of people,” he said.
“We now have a number of people assisting us with inquiries at the moment to establish what took place and who was involved in the incident.
“The exact nature of the disturbance will form part of our inquiries.
“I would appeal to anyone to saw the incident and who can help to contact us.”