WOODBURY (AP) -- Woodbury High School principal Dana Babbitt suffered a minor knife wound when he tried to break up a fight between two youths outside a basketball game at his school.
The two young men had been fighting behind the stands during the fourth quarter of Woodbury's game against Tartan when Babbitt said he grabbed one of them from behind and was inadvertently cut with the knife.
''My left hand got cut a little,'' Babbitt said from the emergency room Friday night.
Babbitt said Oakdale Police Chief William Sullivan -- who was attending the game to watch his son, Tartan student Jake Sullivan, play -- quickly intervened to defuse the situation.
When he arrived on the scene, Sullivan said, it was obvious from the ''commotion and carrying-on'' that there had been a fight. The young man with the knife was quickly identified to him, Sullivan said, so the chief took him to the cafeteria and handcuffed him until Woodbury police arrived.
Sullivan said the man with the knife told him he was not a student at either Woodbury or Tartan. The other teen involved in the fight was a Tartan student.
The game ended peacefully, and most people did not know a fight had occurred, Babbitt said. Tartan won the game, 70-61.
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