One man is stabbed in chest, second is knocked unconscious in brawl outside Ocean Beach bar

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A motorcycle rider is arrested in connection with the fight, and police are trying to identify other people who were involved.


San Diego police arrested a motorcycle rider the night of June 6 in connection with a large brawl outside a bar in Ocean Beach that ended with one man being stabbed and a second being knocked unconscious.

The incident began when three men ages 19-21 got in an argument with several bikers outside a bar on Newport Avenue near Bacon Street. The argument turned physical and more people jumped into the fight, with 30 to 40 involved, police Officer John Buttle said.

Bikers began to scatter before officers arrived, Buttle said.

A 21-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest and a 19-year-old man who was knocked unconscious were taken to a hospital to be treated, a representative of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The third man involved in the argument, who was 20, ran away and was not reported injured.

Officers saw three or four riders on Harley-Davidson motorcycles heading east on Interstate 8 near 70th Street and tried to pull them over, but they didn’t stop, police said.

After a short pursuit, one rider was stopped near Lake Jennings Road in Lakeside and was arrested in connection with the fight. The rest got away, police said.

Police said they are trying to identify others involved in the fight.


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