Two men were wounded when they allegedly stabbed each other during a fight near Monterey’s Cannery Row early this morning, according to police.
While the names of two men have not been released, Monterey police Chief Dave Hober described the suspects as a 40-year-old Salinas man and a 27-year-old Castroville man.
Once released from the hospital, the two will be arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and gang enhancements, according to Hober.
At around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Blue Fin Café and Billiards, police said.
Upon arrival, officers located one person with a stab wound near Cannery Row and Prescott Avenue. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to police.
Officers then learned a second stabbing victim had been taken to a hospital by a friend. With help from the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team, police determined the two victims most likely stabbed each other. They also believe the fight was gang-affiliated, police said.
Because the incident happened in an area known for its nightlife, Hober said police were committed to ensuring that the area remains safe and have increased patrols there.
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