Man held down and stabbed with kitchen knife

SAN DIEGO — A 40-year-old man was held down and stabbed during a fight early Thursday in the Shelltown area.

The victim was involved in an altercation with two men and a woman in the vicinity of Birch and South 39th streets around 3:20 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros. It was not immediately clear what prompted the confrontation, but it may have been gang-related.

At some point during the fight, the woman held the victim down while one of the male suspects stabbed him with a large kitchen knife, according to the officer. The victim’s wounds were not considered life-threatening.

One of the suspects was described as a roughly 5-foot-3 bald, thin Hispanic man wearing a gray shirt and gray shorts, while the other male suspect was heavyset, about an inch taller and was wearing a dark colored shirt. A detailed description of the female suspect was not immediately available.