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Man stabs 8 during fight at Detroit hookah bar

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DETROIT (AP) – A man stabbed eight people and left three in critical condition during a fight in a Detroit hookah lounge early Sunday, authorities said.

The fight started around 4:40 a.m. in the Taiga Hookah Lounge before spilling into the parking lot, police officer Dan Donakowski said in a press release. A preliminary investigation found that shots were fired but none of them were hit, he said.

A 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed the eight people was taken into custody, according to police. The suspect, who had not been charged by early Sunday afternoon, was also injured in hand-to-hand combat.

The eight people who were stabbed were taken to hospitals where three were in critical condition and the other five were being treated for wounds that were not considered life-threatening, Donakowski said.

Authorities said it was unclear what led to the knife wounds.

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