Two tourists were stabbed and a third was beaten Friday night after an altercation outside their SOMA hotel.

The stabbing and robbery was reported at the intersection of Seventh and Minna streets near the Best Western Plus Americania, according to police.

According to ABC7, SFPD is examining security video from the hotel in an effort to identify the suspects. In addition, they report, witnesses caught the license plate number of the attackers’ blue Ford Explorer.

ABC7 reports that at around 11:50 PM Friday, three men and two women entered the lobby of the hotel and asked to use the restroom. When they were denied, witnesses report that they began to argue with some tourists who were checking in.

The altercation moved outside, which is when the men in the restroom-seeking group stabbed and beat the tourists. The victims also had their phones stolen by their attackers, according to ABC7.

Both stabbing victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for their wounds. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

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