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5 stabbed in brawl at Steinway St. nightclub

Five men were stabbed — two critically — when a fight that broke out in an Astoria nightclub spilled out into the street early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police said the men, who were not identified, were walking north on Steinway Street near 35th Avenue around 4 a.m. when they were approached and stabbed by another group of men who jumped out of a car.

At least three of the men were taken to Elmhurst Hospital, two of whom were in critical but stable condition, authorities said.

According to authorities, the incident occurred after a large fight erupted inside Club Tahona at 35-35 Steinway St.

A bouncer at the club who asked not to be identified said the club was cleared after the initial fight and the five men were walking north on Steinway Street when they were attacked.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Club Tahona boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, lighting system and a large dance floor. It held its grand opening in January.

Reach reporter Stephen Stirling by e-mail at or by phone at 718-229-0300, ext. 138.

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