Bouncer attacked with metal stanchion has skull fracture, brain bleed

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SAN DIEGO — Four bouncers at a restaurant in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego were injured, one critically, in a fight to keep four men from coming in through a side door, authorities said Monday.

Around 9:21 p.m, police were called to Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge in Pacific Beach following reports that four men had attacked bouncers. One of the attackers had used a metal pole that’s typically used as a barrier to control crowds, to hit a bouncer. The bouncer suffered a skull fracture and brain bleed and was in “stable but critical condition,” according to the San Diego Police Department.

Another bouncer suffered a broken nose and two others had bumps and bruises following the attack, police said.

According to police, the four men were denied entry to the lounge through a side door. Lounge employees asked the men to use the front entrance, at which point the fight broke out.

Police described the man accused of attacking the bouncer with a metal pole  as a black man with a muscular build in his 30s standing about 6 feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

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

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