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Teen boy stabbed, hospitalized after Imperial Beach brawl; second teen in custody

An altercation between several teenagers on Wednesday afternoon in an Imperial Beach park ended with a boy being stabbed and rushed to hospital for emergency surgery and a second boy being held in custody on suspicion of assault, authorities said.

The suspect, whose mother called the Sheriff’s Department to report her son’s involvement, claimed to have stabbed the other boy in self-defense, the San Diego Sheriff’s sergeant. said Samuel Lizarraga in a press release.

The big fight was reported around 2:40 p.m. at the veteran park outside Imperial Beach Avenue and Eighth Street, according to Lizarraga, a sergeant from the sheriff’s Imperial Beach substation.

One who called 911 told reporters that a boy had been stabbed in the stomach during the fight and when MPs arrived they found a 16-year-old victim with a puncture wound in his lower abdomen, Lizarraga said. Some of the other teenagers who took part in the hand-to-hand combat were still in the area, while others had fled.

Deputies treated the boy’s knife wound with hemostatic gauze, which is designed to help it coagulate rapidly and stop the bleeding, until paramedics arrived and transported him to a San Diego hospital, Lizarraga said. Doctors performed emergency surgery on the boy, who was in stable condition on Wednesday night and was expected to survive.

Minutes after the altercation, a mother called the sheriff’s messengers to report that her son had been involved in the incident, Lizarraga said. The deputies went to the family residence, where they seized two knives and arrested the boy as a suspect for a deadly assault.

The boy was taken into custody by minors, Lizarraga said. His name and age were not disclosed, but the sergeant said there was “preliminary evidence” that contradicted his claim of self-defense.

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