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Two men fight using steel poles, wooden stakes, electrical cords near James Madison Park

Two men fight using steel poles, wooden stakes, electrical cords near James Madison Park

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A 48-year-old man and a 42-year-old man fought each other in the street near James Madison Park Saturday night, police said. 

The two were reportedly using steel poles, wooden stakes and electrical cords to fight one another around 5:15 p.m. on Gorham Street, according to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval's daily blog

The two men chased each other to the area of East Dayton Street and North Blount Street, where police made contact with them. 

After police talked to witnesses and reviewed video of the fight, the two men were arrested and taken to jail on tentative charges of disorderly conduct while armed. 

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Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

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