2 Stabbed After Lending Phone to Stranger

Two victims were stabbed in San Diego's North Park neighborhood early Saturday morning after lending a cell phone to a stranger on the street, authorities confirmed.

The San Diego Police Department said things turned violent in the 3900 block of Ohio Street at around 2:10 a.m. after a 32-year-old man loaned his phone to an unknown man who then refused to give it back.

The pair began fighting and police said the suspect stabbed the victim in the arm.

A second victim – a 30-year-old man – tried to intervene and was also stabbed in the back by the suspect.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Police said both victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were able to get back the cell phone.

The suspect is described by police as an African-American man dressed in a blue suit and tie. He was clean-shaven, approximately 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. Anyone with information on this case should contact the SDPD.

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