Man pulls out knife during fight with bouncer at Ann Arbor bar
Ann Arbor police are searching for a man who pulled out a knife during a scuffle with a bouncer at Rush Street early Sunday morning.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the man was being escorted out of the bar, 312 S. Main St., at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning after causing issues with other bar patrons.
Bush said the man resisted the bouncer’s attempt to remove him from the bar. The 33-year-old bar employee told police later that he could feel the man reaching for something, but he just wanted him to leave as quickly as possible.
When they reached the sidewalk outside of the bar, the man began to fight against the bouncer and a witness saw the man pull out a knife with a three-inch blade, Bush said.
The witness managed to grab the hand holding the knife, and the bouncer, suspect and witness all fell to the sidewalk, she said.
No one was injured in the fight, and the man ended up fleeing the area on foot, Bush said.
Police identified him as a 28-year-old Ypsilanti man. He was wearing a plaid shirt, black jeans and white tennis shoes, Bush said. He also was white, had reddish brown hair and a short brown beard, according to Bush.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939.