Man charged with assault after wielding knife in fight on Drag

Julia Brouillette

A heated argument broke out between two men on Guadalupe Street Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. near the University Co-op — the fight escalated to physical violence, then one of the men pulled out his knife.

UT police officers responded and arrested the man wielding the knife, who was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge is categorized as a second degree felony.

The unarmed man was not cut or stabbed by the three-inch pocketknife, according to the UTPD report.

UTPD officer Jimmy Moore said the incident poses no immediate risk to students walking up and down the Drag.

“There shouldn’t be more prevalent of a safety risk for people walking by than there would be any other day,” Moore said.

Both men involved in the fight regularly spend long stretches of time on the Drag, Moore said.

The individual in possession of the knife was transported to Travis County Central Booking.