Bouncers Stabbed in Fight Outside Riverside Bar

A night out at a bar near the UC Riverside campus was interrupted by a violent altercation just after midnight Saturday.

The fight occurred when bouncers at Dukes Bar & Grill refused a man entry because he had not been searched. The man then allegedly produced a knife and stabbed a bouncer in the abdomen, police said.

Another bouncer stepped in to help and the altercation moved into the parking lot, police said. The second bouncer was also stabbed. The suspect then allegedly produced a gun and fired at least one shot.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the bouncers had subdued the suspect, who was taken to Riverside County Jail and booked on two charges of attempted murder, police said.

The bouncers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Editor's Note 4:57 p.m. Feb. 16, 2019: This story has been updated to reflect that both bouncers were stabbed during the altercation. Earlier reports indicated that one man had been shot in the leg, but a doctor later determined that the injury was the result of a stabbing.

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