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Two hospitalized after stabbing near Civic Center Pride event Sunday

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Two men were hospitalized Sunday evening after being repeatedly stabbed near the during San Francisco Pride celebrations, police said.

The victims, two men in their early twenties, were allegedly approached in the afternoon by 6 or 7 men outside a portable toilet in downtown San Francisco. One victim was robbed before nearby police broke up the confrontation and the suspects fled.

Later, just after 5 p.m., the victims encountered the suspects again at Golden Gate Avenue and Hyde Street and attempted to retrieve their property. The suspects then stabbed one victim once in the abdomen and twice in the leg, according to police. The other victim was stabbed twice in the back. Both were transported to a hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

Police arrived and arrested one 19-year-old suspect who was still at the scene, police said. The other suspects fled in unknown directions.

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