A victim was rushed to surgery early Tuesday morning after being stabbed multiple times at a beach bonfire, San Diego police confirmed.
The stabbing happened near the fire pits at Mariner’s Point at 1100 West Mission Bay Drive. Police were notified of the incident just before 4:30 a.m.
Officers said the victim was stabbed six times and was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery. The identity of the victim has not yet been released, but police said the stabbing happened at a bonfire attended by a group of college students. A fight broke out between two men right before the stabbing, though it is unclear what the men were arguing about.
At this point, it is unknown if the victim is also a college student.
A witness told NBC 7 that he thought he heard the men fighting after one of them pushed a woman at the gathering.
Police are investigating the incident as assault with a deadly weapon. Further information was not immediately released.