2 stabbings reported within 10 minutes downtown

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SAN DIEGO — A woman stabbed a man with a knife during an argument at a trolley station downtown Saturday night just minutes after an unrelated stabbing was reported a few blocks away, authorities said.

Police initially said the first stabbing happened at 8:32 p.m. along the 1500 block of Commercial Street but later said it happened near 10 24th Street. A 50-year-old man was trying to break up an argument between a man and a woman when the man stabbed him once in the chest and once in the left hand, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said the victim’s attacker was still on the loose at 10:30 p.m. He was described as a 65-year-old black man standing at about 5 feet 6 inches and was last seen wearing an army jacket and burnt orange pants.

The second stabbing happened about nine minutes later at the trolley station along the 1200 block of Imperial Street.

San Diego police told FOX 5 a 23-year-old man was arguing with his girlfriend near the trolley station when a 21-year-old woman approached them. The woman pushed the man while trying to break up the couple’s argument and the man punched her. Police said the woman then stabbed the man in the chest once with a knife.

The 21-year-old woman was later arrested, police said.

The two stabbing incidents were not connected, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Anyone with information on the stabbings was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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