3 Marines stabbed near San Clemente bar, taken to hospital

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) -- Three U.S. Marines were stabbed and wounded after they intervened in an altercation early Saturday morning in San Clemente, authorities said.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of a bar near Avenida Granada and Avenida Victoria and was reported shortly after 1 a.m., said a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

According to an initial investigation, the Marines attempted to break up a fight involving three other people. One of those people was armed with a knife and stabbed the service members, the sheriff's spokesperson said.

The Marines each suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a hospital for treatment. Their identities were not released.

Three individuals were detained as part of the investigation. Authorities did not disclose their names.
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