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Late Night Brawl: Fatal Stabbing At Busy OC Restaurant

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Described by witnesses as "an all-out brawl," a fight at an Orange County restaurant ended with a 20-year-old man being stabbed to death, another man stabbed and in critical condition and third man severely beaten, according to ABC Local. The melee reportedly began when friends of the victim "began spitting at two women standing in line."

The incident occurred just after 2:00 a.m. at Albatros Mexican Restaurant in Lake Forest. It was the first homicide in two years in the area, according to sheriff's deputies. No suspect information was immediately available, however, "There's approximately 18 to 20 witnesses - a very popular restaurant at that time. So each of the witnesses have to be interviewed individually," said Jim Amormino with the Orange County Sheriff's Department.