MANATEE -- Three people were injured late Sunday when an argument fueled by alcohol turned violent, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 10:48 p.m., in the 5600 block of 18th Street West, , two men and a woman were drinking when a 39-year-old man attacked a 37-year-old man with a broken beer bottle, stabbing him in the chest and cutting him on the arm, according to a news release.
The younger man was able to defend himself and beat his attacker, according to the report.
A 32-year-old woman was also cut on the arm when she tried to stop the fight, according to the sheriff's office.
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The men and the woman were taken to local hospitals for treatment of what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.