Four Men Stabbed at Popular Downtown San Jose Bar

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    A popular new bar and restaurant in downtown San Jose has reopened after it became a crime scene early Sunday morning, as four men in their 20s were stabbed. NBC Bay Area's Kimberly Tere reports from the scene with more details. (Published Sunday, Apr 20, 2014)

    A popular new bar and restaurant in downtown San Jose has reopened after it became a crime scene early Sunday morning, as four men in their 20s were stabbed.

    Police said the violence occurred at SP2 Communal Bar and Restaurant in San Pedro Square, located just a few doors down from the Old Spaghetti Factory.

    Officers said they responded to reports of a stabbing around 1 a.m. and found a man bleeding.

    Police then learned three other people had been stabbed but were no longer on-scene, leaving all sorts of questions.

     "All we know is that there was some type of fight and argument that occurred inside the establishment before the person was actually stabbed," Sgt. Jermaine Thomas said.

    All four men were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

    People downtown said it is upsetting that something so violent would happen in an area they consider safe.

    "I wasn't too surprised to hear about it," San Jose resident Jeff Sugimoto said. "I mean, it is a newer venue, so it's kind of a bummer that something like this would happen so early on its existence. But it's not that big of a shock"

    "Usually I come here, like this particular area is pretty safe I thought because I come here with my girls for happy hour...so I never seen any fight or an instance like that," another San Jose resident Natsu Komatani said. "So I feel very sorry for what happened last night."

    Others said they will be a little more careful and are grateful for the additional police in the area on busy weekends.

    Weekends in downtown San Jose are usually busy, but factor in the sunshine, the holiday, and the San Jose Sharks playoff game Sunday night, it gets even more crowded.

    So far, no arrests have been made.