2 hurt in knife fight at leather fetish bar

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SAN DIEGO - Two men were recovering in the hospital Thursday morning after a knife fight at a North Park bar, police said.

The fight broke out around 11:25 p.m. Wednesday at The Eagle Bar in the 3000 block of North Park Way. The bar is a fetish bar with a sign outside that encourages patrons to wear a major article of leather clothing.

A 25-year-old man reportedly started the fight and stabbed a 28-year-old man five times, police said. The man was stabbed in the right shoulder and the left leg. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and is expected to be okay.

The victim told Fox 5 he was attempting to protect his friend from the attacker when he was stabbed.

The 25-year-old man was found about an hour later with a self-inflicted cut and was arrested before also being taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, investigators said. He faces assault charges.

Police were still trying to determine what started the fight.

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7 comments

  • Tim Daley

    Describing the bar as a, “leather fetish bar”was unnecessary. Such a description furthers negative stereotypes about the gay community and works against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities’efforts to gain acceptance and inclusion as an important and valuable segment of San Diego’s diverse population.
    The power of the journalist’s pen is well known and it serves to shape and mould our perceptions of people places and things so it is critical that the writer maintains integrity while reporting the news in an unbiased manner.

  • Jim

    Fox5, what value did the ‘type of bar’ have for this story? It’s a bar and that descriptor is more than sufficient. In other stories regarding other bars, the ‘type’ of bar is left out, particularly for heterosexual dominant establishments. Your opening salvo has stench of bias.

  • pacificbeachbum

    fox5 this nearly fatal stabbing could have happened anywhere, calling the eagle a “leather fetish bar” perpetuates stereotypes and is unprofessional reporting. when u report a fight in college area or beach area do you call those bars “college bro douchebag hangout”? or “surfer bro pothead establishment”? I’m not a part of the lgbt community, but as a citizen who appreciates equality, and your bar description is uncalled for.

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