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Central Point teen hospitalized after stabbing

A Central Point teenager was in serious condition at a Medford hospital after he was stabbed during a fight at a downtown Central Point bus stop late Monday morning that involved half a dozen people, authorities said.

Alberto Diaz, 19, of Central Point, suffered one stab wound to the abdomen during the 11:35 a.m. fight at the corner of Second and Manzanita streets, according to the Central Point Police Department.

Diaz was admitted to the Rogue Valley Medical Center, where his condition was described as serious Monday evening, a hospital nursing supervisor said. No other information about his condition was available.

Diaz and another 19-year-old man were walking to the bus stop when a pickup containing five Hispanic males drove by and someone in the pickup yelled an "offensive" comment to Diaz, Central Point police Lt. Chuck Newell said.

The pickup stopped and four men got out, Newell said. They fought with Diaz and the other man, and Diaz suffered a stab wound before his assailants fled in the pickup, Newell said.

No weapon was recovered and police were developing information about the suspects, Newell said.

Diaz was driven in a private car to RVMC, and the hospital called the police, Newell said.