Argument Over Military Uniform Leads to Stabbing in Downtown San Diego

An argument over a military uniform led to a stabbing in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter on Thursday night, just hours before Veterans Day ceremonies were set to take place throughout California, police said.

Gaslamp Quarter signage seen on July 20, 2016. (Credit: Matt Cowan/Getty Images)

Gaslamp Quarter signage seen on July 20, 2016. (Credit: Matt Cowan/Getty Images)

The dispute erupted around 11:40 p.m. outside a bar in the 600 block of 5th Avenue, according to San Diego police. Marc Dominguez, 42, was wearing a military uniform when he was approached by two others who took issue with his attire, according to San Diego police officer Tony Martinez.

Martinez did not know what prompted the argument, but local television stations reported that the men who approached Dominguez were a veteran and a current member of the U.S. military. They questioned the validity of Dominguez’s uniform, according to those reports.

Dominguez became agitated and lashed out with a knife, cutting one of the men in the head, chest and arm, according to Martinez.

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