The SMPD responded to a couple of attacks over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
In the first incident, officers responded to a fight at The Victorian on Main Street involving several customers and security personnel around 9 p.m. March 18.
According to the SMPD, the guard stated that he was stabbed in the shoulder during the argument, but hospital staff confirmed that he did not have any stab wounds or other serious injuries.
The officers said there were several conflicting reports about what happened, and although some of the brawlers were detained and identified, no arrests were made.
The suspect, who fought with the victim, fled in an unknown direction, the fact of beatings (without aggravating circumstances) against the victim is under investigation.
A few hours later, at about 3:00 a.m. on March 19, an outside brawl broke out in the 200 block of Ocean Avenue.
In this incident, a group of 6–10 men attacked a second mixed-sex group, and although the fight was reported to the police, all participants fled before the officers arrived.
However, the SMPD received word from a local hospital that two of the victims went to the emergency room with non-life-threatening stab wounds.
The officers reacted and the victims said they did not know the suspects. The victims were all from Los Angeles, and officers said they had no indication that the suspects were from Santa Monica, or that anyone involved appeared to be homeless.
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