Man stabbed outside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

A 40-year-old man was stabbed in the face and torso outside the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Tuesday evening, according to police.

The stabbing was reported at 6:13 p.m. outside the popular venue, located in the unit block of Grove Street.

Police said the victim and suspect, described as a man in his 30s, had gotten into an argument the previous night, and when the suspect approached the victim Tuesday night they engaged in another argument.

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The suspect then pulled out knives and stabbed the victim before fleeing the area south on Polk Street.

Oakland resident Lamont Brown, who witnessed the stabbing, said it appeared to happen out of nowhere.

“I don’t know why. I turned around, and he was stabbing, stabbing, stabbing. I was like, ‘Oh, God,’” Brown said. “It’s really crazy.”

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

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