By Katie Steiner

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are investigating after four people were injured in a stabbing at a New Hope bar early Saturday morning.

According to police, the incident happened at the Outtakes Bar and Grill in New Hope at around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police say the incident began with two people fighting, but as the fight continued more people got involved. By the end of the fight, four people had knife-related injuries.

According to the manager at the bar, a man threw a punch, and other people came up to help break up the fight. The man pulled out a knife and started swinging. He hit four people, including the bartender who had come over to help.

The man stabbed the bartender and another person in the stomach, hit someone else in the ear, and hit one more person in the hand. No one has life-threatening injuries, and EMS took all four victims to North Memorial Hospital.

The suspect ran off, but because he had been to the bar before, police know who he is.

Police say that those involved were intoxicated so they need to wait for them to sober up before speaking with them.

The injured individuals were taken to North Memorial Hospital.

Katie Steiner