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Alameda Police stand by as a crime scene cleaner cleans the sidewalk in front of Scobies where an early morning stabbing sent two men to the hospital in Alameda, Calif. on Monday, March 18, 2013. (Laura A. Oda/Staff)

ALAMEDA -- Police are investigating an attack outside a popular city sports bar after two men were stabbed outside the business early Monday.

Officers were called at 1:51 a.m. to Scobie's Sports Bar and Grill at 2431 Central Ave. near Park Street for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, Alameda police Lt. Ted Horlbeck said.

The pair were stabbed in a fight between two groups, Horlbeck said. Responding officers arrived to find one man with a cut to his neck and a second with a cut to his head. The three suspects ran from the scene before officers arrived.

The first victim, a 29-year-old Oakland resident, was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he underwent surgery and is now listed in stable condition, Horlbeck said.

The second victim, 26, was transported to Alameda Hospital, where he was treated for the head wound and released. He also lives in Oakland.

It is unknown what type of weapon was used, Horlbeck said.

As of Monday morning, the attack remained under investigation. But Horlbeck said it may have began as a verbal altercation inside the bar that escalated as people were leaving at closing time.

The first suspect was described as an Asian man between 24 and 27 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 160 to 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. The second is a woman between 23 and 26 years old with black hair and brown eyes. The third suspect was described as an adult man.


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Anyone with information about the incident can call Alameda police at 510-337-8340.

Staff writer Peter Hegarty contributed to this report. Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.