A Madison man lost three teeth after trying to break up a large 15-person fight downtown early Saturday morning, police said.
Madison police were sent to the area of Bassett and West Gorham streets for reports of a battery around 2:20 a.m., according to a release.
Investigators believe there was a large fight involving at least 15 people that moved into the street, officials said.
The 24-year-old victim told police he decided to intervene and attempt to break up the fight, but he was hit in the mouth by an unknown person, according to the release.
The 24-year-old was unable to provide a suspect description and potential witnesses at the scene would not provide any information, police said. The 24-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a severe contusion to the mouth.