SALT LAKE CITY UT Sept 11 2017 — An early-morning altercation at a bar downtown sent two security guards to local hospitals with stab wounds.
At about 1 a.m. Sunday, the guards were escorting a patron out of the Moose Lounge, 180 W. 400 South, Salt Lake Police Sgt. Scott Smalley said.
The patron, described as a bald, black man about 5 foot 7 inches tall, allegedly turned on the guards and stabbed them, Smalley said. One guard had wounds to his back and the other had wounds to his abdomen.
The suspect left the scene in a silver Honda Accord. He was wearing a white T-shirt with black or dark stripes and jeans, Smalley said.
The guards were kicking the man out of the bar because he was reportedly involved in an argument with other patrons that turned into a pushing and shoving match, Smalley said.
The two guards were in stable condition as of 10 a.m. Sunday and were expected to recover, he said. One had been transported to the University of Utah hospital and the other was sent to Intermountain Medical Center.