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At least one man was arrested Tuesday following a series of altercations between several people in the Oakhurst Homes neighborhood, city police said.

The fight was initially reported as a possible stabbing. But Johnstown police arrived on the scene and discovered the injuries sustained were due to “bumps, bruises and minor cuts” from a fistfight outside one of the public housing buildings – and that there were no indications a knife was involved, Sgt. Michael Plunkard said.

The altercation was reported shortly after 4 p.m. A white male, described as the “aggressor” in the incident, was in police custody at the scene.

West End Ambulance arrived to treat several other people involved.

Plunkard said police were dispatched to the neighborhood earlier that day for a previous dispute involving the group and it led to a separate arrest, “but it fired back up again” after police left.

“It appears this individual started an altercation with several people ... and then several more came over to help and basically finished it,” he said. “But we’re reviewing surveillance video to see if anyone else will face charges.”

David Hurst is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at (814) 532-5053. Follow him on Twitter @TDDavidHurst and Instagram @TDDavidHurst.