Celebration ends in stabbing

Posted Jan. 02, 2009, at 9:46 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An early morning argument at a New Year’s party escalated into a group brawl that resulted in a local man being stabbed, police say.

The 24-year-old male victim, who was treated for a cut to his forearm at Eastern Maine Medical Center and later released, was at a party in an apartment above Carolina’s Sports and Spirits, located under the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge at 16 Union St.

Eight to 10 people have been interviewed in the stabbing case but no arrests have been made, said Lt. Tim Reid, who leads the Bangor Police Department’s investigation division. He stressed that the stabbing incident “has nothing to do with the business.”

The fight began near 1:55 a.m. Jan. 1 when the some of the people at the party were asked to leave the apartment, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Friday in a press release.

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“The responding officer found a group of people in the parking lot who were actively fighting,” the release states.

A group of more than 10 people were fighting, Edwards said on Friday. The male victim was one of the people asked to leave the party, he said.

The type of weapon used in the stabbing was not released by investigators, who are working to piece together the stories of the people involved, Reid said.

nricker@bangordailynews.net

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