Two men stabbed at South San Gabriel “fight club” party

SOUTH SAN GABRIEL — Deputies arrested a man early Saturday who allegedly stabbed two other men when a brawl broke out at a “fight club” party, authorities said.
Richard Nguyen, 24, of San Gabriel was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Tom McNeal said. The investigation is ongoing, and the charges may be later upgraded to attempted murder.
The stabbing took place about 3:20 a.m. at a home in the 500 block of Darlington Avenue in the unincorporated county area of South San Gabriel, the lieutenant said.
A group of people, mainly young men, had apparently gathered at the home to fight each other for sport in a “fight club”-type event, McNeal said.
Things got out of hand, however, and Nguyen pulled a knife, stabbing two men in their early 20s in the torso, McNeal said. The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
The wounded men were found several blocks away and did not cooperate with investigators, he added.
Deputies followed a blood trail to the home where the stabbing allegedly took place, McNeal said. People at the home were initially uncooperative, however Nguyen ultimately admitted the stabbing.
The knife believed to have been used in the stabbing was found in the home, he added.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Nguyen was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail and was due for arraignment Tuesday in Alhambra Superior Court.

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