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.