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2 Stabbed In San Francisco Tenderloin Brawl

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San Francisco Tenderloin stabbing

A police officer at the scene of a stabbing at Larkin and Olive streets in San Francisco, April 19, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man and woman were injured in a stabbing in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police said.

The stabbing was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of Larkin and Olive streets.

Police said the victims, a 25-year-old man and 21-year-old woman, had gotten into an altercation with two women and a teenage boy. Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said he did not know what the confrontation was about.

During the quarrel, both victims were stabbed in the back. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, Esparza said.

The three suspects fled after the stabbing and remained at large Tuesday morning. Police have not yet released a description of the trio.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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