Police have charged three men in connection to a violent stabbing that occurred overnight in the inner-Sydney suburb of Pyrmont. These three male teenagers were arrested over the stabbing of a 26-year-old man on Pyrmont Bridge early on Tuesday morning.

Among the arrested are two 16-year-olds and one 19-year-old, who are scheduled to appear at a children’s court and at a Central Local Court, respectively, on Tuesday.

Police said early investigation showed that the man and the teenagers had started arguing. According to police, a fight erupted between the victim and the three other men and a woman.

“There was a scuffle,” said police. “And the man was stabbed.”

The victim, who had a wound to his abdomen, staggered towards security guards at the Pyrmont Hotel, pleading for help at about 2am, says Sky News.

After police were summoned to the middle of the footbridge, they came across the victim with a wound to the abdomen. The wound was not life threatening and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The victim was then taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is expected to be released on Tuesday morning.

The three men, who were arrested, had fled to the city after the incident. They were later located with a young woman at Railway Square near Central Station by the Police Transport Command. She was released after questioning, early on Tuesday morning.

The incident corresponds to an increase of alcohol related incidents in Pyrmont, which are not subject to the lock-out laws that are in effect with Kings Cross and the CBD.

Alcohol related attacks increased by 46 percent in Pyrmont in the two years to June, according to Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. In an earlier review, BOCSAR found that, on an average, there were 6.3 assaults per month at The Star, says The Sydney Morning Herald.