A man was caught on camera with a machete-like knife and chased a gang of youths down a residential road.
The horrific footage taken on Cherrywood Road in Bordesley Green, Birmingham shows about seven people sprinting away from the screaming man.
Some of those being persecuted also appear to be holding bats or similar weapons in the clip, with the incident taking place around 3pm yesterday (October 23), according to Birmingham Live.
Police were called to the scene, but the group was already dispersed when they arrived.
Authorities are now reviewing CCTV footage to determine exactly what happened during the incident and to identify the people involved.
Those who watched the video online expressed dismay, especially over guns on the local streets.
“So many of our young people are seriously messed up,” commented one local.
Another called it “pathetic and shameful.”
“This bunch of kids should all be locked inside,” said another. “They have no shame and no respect at all.”
A West Midlands police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a disorder involving about seven young men in Cherrywood Road, Birmingham around 3pm on Saturday.
“Officers attended, but the men were gone and no weapons were found or injuries were reported. CCTV footage is being reviewed while our inquiries continue.”
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