Victim describes stabbings outside nightclub
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A late Saturday night at a popular downtown nightclub turned into a violent Sunday? when a man stabbed four people in the street outside the club.
Police said woman's wounds were life-threatening.
It happened just after 2 a.m. outside Club TSI on Bay Street.
Abel Rojas, who works security at The Dive Bar next door, said he saw something going on and ran to help and ended up being one of the victims.
"This guy was running around and they were trying to stop him. You could tell he had done something really bad," said Rojas (pictured below). "He just stabbed me in the back with a knife, and that's when I realized he had a knife."
The blade went about 4 inches into Rojas' back, but his wound wasn't the worst. He said one man's arm was sliced open, with the knife hitting an artery. The young woman was the worst off, with a knife wound in her neck.
She was unconscious when rescue arrived.
"It was bad. There was so much blood," Rojas said. "I have never seen so much blood in my life."
Rojas is out of the hospital and hopes everyone else recovers. He said he just did what he felt was right and hopes police can find and arrest the attacker.
Rojas, who worked security at, said his instincts kicked in.
"He was a skinny, white guy, about 150 or 160 (pounds) in weight. And he was probably about 5 (feet) 9 inches," Rojas said.
Detectives are still looking for the attacker.
"I'm not sure what caused the altercation. We have multiple witnesses that we are talking to, trying to determine and ascertain exactly what occurred here," JSO Sgt. Jay Farhat said Sunday.
The owner of Club TSI said Monday he is hoping and praying that everyone recovers. He said when it happened, his staff ran out to help the victims until police and paramedics arrived. Both he and the owner of The Dive Bar said there has never been any previous violence at the clubs.
Anyone with information that could help police find the attacker is asked to call the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stopper at 866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.
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