Two People Were Stabbed at Fort Lauderdale Gay Pride Festival

Two individuals are in custody in connection with the stabbings, which is not suspected to have been motivated by anti-LGBTQ hatred.

Two individuals were stabbed at the Fort Lauderdale Gay Pride Festival on Sunday.

The stabbings occurred at 6:30pm near the main stage, and two people have been taken into custody in connection with the attack, said Officer Casey Liening, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, WPLG Local 10 reports.

"We believe this was an isolated incident, which began as an altercation between two parties," said Leining. "This was not an attack or an active killer situation."

One of the victims was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the other's wounds were superficial, according to police. The investigation into the motives behind the incident are still under investigation.

"There is no indication this was a premeditated act of terrorism designed to cause harm or fear to the South Florida LGBTQ community. All indications are that this was a dispute between disagreeing parties," said Norman Kent, a spokesman for Pride Fort Lauderdale.

"Fortunately, at the time of this incident, law enforcement officers were on site, successfully intervened and took the accused suspects into custody immediately. We are incredibly grateful for the swift response by the officers on duty and their ability to prevent further injury," the group said in a statement.

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