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Knife Fight Between Two Foreign Tourists in Kuta Sends One to Hospital and the Other to a Police Lock-Up

RadarBali.com reports that a street altercation between an American and Australian tourists has sent one man to jail and the other to hospital.

Australian Simon Wilson Menzies (39) was rushed to the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar after being stabbed in the left side of his chest by American John Bruce Lews (52) on Friday afternoon, March 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm.

The stabbing reportedly occurred after the two men became involved in a verbal and shoving altercation in front of the Santa Fe Bar and Grill on Jalan Dyana Pura in Seminyak Kuta.

Eyewitnesses relate that the Australian, Menzies, was heavily intoxicated as he stood in front of the Bar and began accosting people walking past or trying to enter or exit the premises.

Menzies tried to impede the American Lews who was walking past Santa Fe Restaurant and Bar. At one point, the Australian struck Lews in the face who responded by taking a folding pocket knife from his pocket and stabbing Menzies in the chest.

Menzies was warded at Sanglah General Hospital while Lews was taken into custody by police.

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