Police kept patrons inside for hours while they investigated the early morning stabbing.

Four men were stabbed or cut with a knife and a woman was struck in the face during an altercation at a Southeast Baltimore seafood restaurant early Friday morning, according to Baltimore Police.

Police responded to Jimmy's Famous Seafood in the 6500 block of Holabird Avenue about 1:30 a.m. for a report of a cutting and located five victims — a 29-year-old man cut in the hand, a 24-year-old man cut in the neck, a 27-year-old man cut in the left thigh and left torso, a 22-year-old man cut in the wrist and abdomen, and a 24-year-old woman who was struck in the nose, police said.


Police had previously said that five men were stabbed.

According to witnesses, the incident began after an unknown male suspect on the restaurant's second floor sexually assaulted a female patron, police said.

"A male employee attempted to confront the suspect when the suspect produced a knife and began assaulting other employees and patrons," police said.

The five victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries considered to be non-life-threatening, police said.

The restaurant was open on Friday, though staff said the upstairs area would not be open until Friday evening.

Staff working in the dining area, the bar and the carry-out counter all declined to comment, and said they did not have contact for information for anyone with the restaurant who could comment on the incident.

Police said they have not made any arrests in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Southeast District detectives at 410-396-2422.