SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A fight outside a bar in Pacific Beach left two men with non-life threatening stab wounds and two others possibly facing charges, police said Wednesday.
Four men in their mid-20s got into an argument outside a bar on Garnet Avenue near Dawes Street that turned physical shortly before midnight, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said. 10News learned the altercation began when two of the men were trying to get someone to stop hitting on one of their girlfriends.
One of them drew a knife and stabbed one man once in the abdomen and another in the neck, Delimitros said.
Although police said the wounds were non-life threatening, a witness told 10News it appeared serious for one of the victims.
"I just saw a gentleman sitting against the wall, holding his intestines in and trying to stay alive, I guess," the witness said.
The assailant and the fourth man involved in the altercation ran off but were spotted shortly afterward a few blocks away and were taken into custody, according to the officer.
A racial slur was used during the altercation. Police said they are not currently investigating this as a hate crime, but that might change depending on witness reports.The victims are Hispanic.
BREAKING:2 men stabbed outside of bar in Pacific Beach. Police have Garnet Ave and Dawes St blocked off. Live at 4:30 pic.twitter.com/FW8wiQH5ga
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