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2 men stabbed early Saturday morning in Downtown Crossing

An MBTA Transit Police SUV was parked outside Macy’s late Saturday morning, about eight hours after two people were stabbed near this intersection. –Jeremy C. Fox for the Boston Globe

Two men were stabbed in the heart of Downtown Crossing in Boston early Saturday morning, leaving one with critical injuries, police said.

Around 2:28 a.m., officers responded to a call for a person stabbed near 1 Summer St., where they found the men with stab wounds, said Maisha Miraj, a spokeswoman for Boston police. The stabbings apparently occurred as the result of a fight among a group, Miraj said.

Both were taken to area hospitals, one of them with life-threatening injuries, Miraj said. She described the more seriously injured man’s condition as “critical but stable,’’ while the other man received a non-life-threatening injury.