CHICAGO (CBS) — An Oak Forest police officer was among three people arrested in connection to a stabbing outside a California gym on Sunday.
Huntington Beach police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Marlatt said two men were walking by a parked car, and made a comment about the vehicle, prompting an argument with the three people inside.
The victims say the altercation started because the suspects heard them speaking Arabic.
“We have no evidence or anything in the investigation that leads us to believe that the attack was motivated by race, ethnicity or the language they were speaking,” said Marlatt.
A fight started, and one of the men who was walking by ended up getting stabbed.
The victim was taken to the hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening, and he has since been released.