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Knife-wielding MMA fighter in custody after Hialeah manhunt

Alex Harris and Andres Viglucci 


Hialeah police said John Chavez, a 30-year-old MMA fighter with tattoos up to his neck, ran from police earlier in the morning after a "violent domestic dispute."

Hialeah police spokesman Lt. Carl Zogby said police got the call around 8:15 a.m., but Chavez was "acting irrationally" and ran off with a kitchen knife when cops arrived.

Zogby said Chavez, who is six-foot two-inches and 220 pounds, has a history of mental illness, violence and encounters with police. Chavez left his home Tuesday evening after police were called, and returned Wednesday morning, Zogby said.

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