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3 Marines stabbed while breaking up fight in CA bar parking lot

Police caution tape.(Dreamstime/TNS)
August 06, 2018

Three U.S. Marines were stabbed early Saturday morning while trying to break up a fight between three other people in a San Clemente bar parking lot.

The unidentified Marines, ages 21 and 23, were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said an incident broke out outside a bar around 1 a.m., and when the Marines tried to break up a fight between three individuals – two men and a woman – one pulled a knife and stabbed them, KTLA5 reported.

Three suspects were taken into custody at the hospital.

The assailant was identified as Alexis Moreno-Aguirre, 24, and he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The identities of the other two suspects were not released.