Eddie Dean McIntyre, 39, of Long Beach, was arrested by Los Alamitos Police Officers for assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed a man outside of the Starting Gate nightclub on Katella Avenue. The stabbing stemmed from an argument between McIntyre and two brothers that broke out about 12:22 a.m., Los Alamitos police Capt. Bruce McAlpine said.
"When officers arrived they determined one victim had been stabbed inside the bar and another victim was assaulted outside while trying to confront the suspect," McAlpine said. "The brother of the primary victim attempted to confront McIntyre outside of the bar, but stopped when the suspect allegedly attempted to slash him."
McIntyre fled the nightclub in a grey SAAB sedan. Witnesses told police McIntyre was wearing a striped shirt, blue jeans and a blue fedora style hat.
Police found McIntyre a short time later driving west on Katella Avenue near Bloomfield. McAlpine said officers made a "high-risk" enforcement stop and arrested McIntyre without incident.
The victim was treated at the scene by the Orange County Fire Authority and taken to UCI Medical Center for wounds sustained to his torso. He was later released.
The second victim
was not hurt during the fight.
McIntyre was treated at the Los Alamitos
Medical Center for a laceration on his hand and was booked into the Orange County Jail.
The investigation was ongoing and detectives were looking for more witnesses.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Los Alamitos Police Department at 562-431-2255, extension 426.Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest local news.