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Bloody Facebook Live Videos Show Screwdriver Attack In Austin

By Kelly Bauer | August 11, 2017 11:29am | Updated on August 15, 2017 11:43am
 Facebook Live videos show what officials described as an attack involving a screwdriver in Austin.
Facebook Live videos show what officials described as an attack involving a screwdriver in Austin.
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CHICAGO — A bloodied man used Facebook Live to broadcast a standoff between himself and a group of people during an apparent attack in Austin.

The incident happened 4:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 5200 block of West Adams Street and involved a screwdriver. A 24-year-old man was hit by several men, and the man then took out a screwdriver and wounded two 22-year-old women, police said.

The 24-year-old man streamed the incident and its aftermath in four videos that have quickly spread on Facebook. They have been watched more than 377,000 times.

The first video, which has been shared more than 4,200 times on Facebook, shows the bloodied 24-year-old carrying something — others in the video call it a knife — while threatening people. The man shows his blood-covered chest and arms on Facebook Live and uses gang slogans and signs in the video.

Other people threaten the man with poles and the man says, "I will come back with 20 n-----. You guys better not be here because I'm a start shooting n------."

Eventually police arrive and the man records officers as they speak to witnesses. People in the video say the man stabbed two or three women.

In another video, the man points his camera at his face, revealing blood dripping from his nose and chin down to his chest.

The fourth video shows the man in what appears to be a hospital, his neck in a brace, bandages in his nose and cuts along his chest.

The 24-year-old man had serious injuries to his face and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 22-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a puncture wound.

A second woman refused to be hospitalized.

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