Man, Woman Charged in Connection with Bar Brawl Knife Attack

SANTA ANA (CNS) – A man and woman were charged Friday in connection with a melee in a Costa Mesa nightclub parking lot that left three victims stabbed.

Tremere Robert Armani Mason, 23, of Newport Beach, was charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of battery. He also faces sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury.

Nancy Ahmad Bakir, 23, of Newport Beach, was charged with a felony count of accessory after the fact.

Police were called about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday to a parking lot in the 1800 block of Harbor Boulevard, according to Roxi Fyad, a spokeswoman for the Costa Mesa Police Department.

One man was found with a “severe” cut to his arm on site, and officers were told another man was rushed by friends to an area hospital with a stab wound to the chest, Fyad said. That victim was admitted in critical condition and required surgery, but was expected to survive, Fyad said.

The two other men wounded in the attack were treated and released from a hospital on Wednesday, Fyad said.

The violence stemmed from a dispute in a nightclub. Security kicked out everyone involved in the conflict, she said.

As a victim was messaging his friends that he had been kicked out, Mason and Bakir followed the man and his friends to the parking lot, she said.

Bakir took video while Mason confronted the group of men and stabbed one of them in the lower back area and slashed another in the arm, she  said. Mason was accused of following another man and stabbing him in the chest, she said.

Bakir and Mason fled the scene but were arrested the next day, she said.

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