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San Diego police: Group attacks bouncer, security at Pacific Beach restaurant

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 12:48:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are searching for four men suspected in an attack on security staff at a Pacific Beach restaurant that left one bouncer with critical injuries.

San Diego police said four men were trying to enter a side entrance to a restaurant at 722 Grand Avenue at around 9:20 p.m. Sunday when an altercation erupted.

According to police, a bouncer told the group that they were not allowed to enter through the side entrance and had to use the main entrance.

As a confrontation escalated, police said one man from the group picked up a metal crowd barrier pole and struck the bouncer on his head.

Others in the group then began fighting with other members of the restaurant’s security staff before all four men fled the scene.

Police said the bouncer hit with the pole suffered a skull fracture and brain bleed. He was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition.

Another bouncer suffered a broken nose and two other staff members suffered some bumps and bruises in the melee.

The man suspected of swinging the pole was described as black, in his 30s, 6 feet tall, and 250 pounds with a muscular build. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Descriptions of the other three men in the group were not immediately available.