Two men were hospitalized Saturday after separate stabbings reported within nine minutes of each other on San Diego streets, both during arguments, authorities said.

The first stabbing was reported at 8:32 p.m. at 10 24th Street, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

A 65-year-old man and a woman were arguing and a 50-year-old man walked up to them to break up the fight, Heims said. The 65-year-old man pulled out a knife and stabbed him once in the chest and once in the left hand.

The suspect fled westbound on Imperial Avenue. He was described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing an army jacket and burnt-orange pants.

The victim was taken to a hospital with wounds not believed life-threatening, Heims said.

The second stabbing was at 8:41 p.m. at 1255 Imperial Ave., the officer said.

A 23-year-old man and a woman were arguing on the Trolley and got off at that address, Heims said. Mileena Garcia, 21, walked up to the couple to break it up and pushed the man.

“The male turned and punched the suspect,” Heims said. “After being punched the suspect stabbed the male in the chest one time.”

The man was taken to a hospital with a wound also not believed life-threatening, he said.

Garcia was arrested at the scene, Heims said.

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