2 detained after allegedly stabbing 2 at Fort Lauderdale gay pride festival

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police said two suspects have been detained after two people were stabbed at a Fort Lauderdale gay pride festival.

Fort Lauderdale Police said the stabbing occurred near the main event stage along the 700 block of Seabreeze Boulevard, Sunday.

One victim was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition, while the other victim was treated for superficial injuries.

Officials said the victim transported is expected to survive.

The cause and the circumstances around the stabbing remain under investigation, police said.

Pride Fort Lauderdale, the organizers of the festival, said in a statement, “There is no indication this was a premeditated act of terrorism designed to cause harm or fear to the South Florida LGBTQ community. All indications are that this was a dispute between disagreeing parties. At Pride Fort Lauderdale, we make the security and safety of our guests a priority. We are able to share that at all our events we require a police presence to protect our staff, volunteers, sponsors and guests. Fortunately, at the time of this incident, law enforcement officers were on site, successfully intervened and took the accused suspects into custody immediately. We are incredibly grateful for the swift response by the officers on duty and their ability to prevent further injury.”

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