Swordplay on the riverfront injured one man early today and led to the arrest of four others.
Police say that sometime after midnight, two men, ages 19 and 20, were talking on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard. A car -- maybe two cars -- pulled up, and somebody shouted, "That's them!"
One man jumped out, brandishing what police described as a two-foo-long sword. He swung at one of the two victims, slicing a four-inch cut in the left arm. The swordsman also swung at a car owned by one of the two men, breaking off the side-door mirror and smashing the rear window.
The two victims of the attack fled , pursued by the attackers in their car, or maybe two cars.
At one point, police say, the attackers flourished not only a pistol but also a two-foot-long machete.
What? Nobody brought a mace?