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Two men stabbed, victim headbutts officer after Gaslamp fight

San Diego Police
Posted at 11:36 AM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 14:37:16-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Two men were stabbed and an officer was headbutted after a fight erupted between two groups outside a Gaslamp District nightclub.

Two large groups of men were ejected from Phantom nightclub on Fifth Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. and got into a street fight outside, San Diego Police said. During the altercation, two men were stabbed.

One of the victims, a 22-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and taken to a nearby hospital.

The other victim, a 24-year-old, received lacerations to his stomach, arms, and hands. Police say he was uncooperative and refused medical attention. Minutes later, he was contacted at 1200 3rd Avenue and fought with the responding officers, SDPD said.

During the altercation, the man headbutted an officer and attempted to gouge out the eyes of another officer, police said. He was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Both victims were uncooperative and refused to provide a stabbing suspect description to police, police added.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.