Stabbing Inside 24/7 Center City Diner

A group of people wound up in the hospital after a stabbing overnight in a 24/7 Center City Philadelphia diner.

The incident began when a group of people began arguing inside the Midtown II Restaurant at 11th and Sansom Streets around 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Philadelphia Police.

The argument inside the diner, which also serves as a bar, escalated and one man began slashing the others, according to police.

As police rushed to the bloody scene, the victims were rushed by private car to Mercy Philadelphia Hospital in West Philly.

A 51-year-old man suffered stab wounds to the chest and hand; a 37-year-old suffered stab wounds to the arm; and a 26-year-old man suffered a hand wound. All men were listed in stable condition.

Police spent the early hours of Monday investigating inside and outside the diner.

Investigators described the suspect as a thin man with facial hair who appeared to be in his 40s.

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