Man nearly loses nose in knife fight at Lubec bar

Posted July 05, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.

LUBEC, Maine — A man’s nose was almost sliced off with a knife during a fight in a Lubec bar early Thursday morning.

Police were called to Phinney’s bar on County Road in the first hour of Independence Day for a report of a barfight and a broken nose, said Maine State Police trooper Kim Sawyer. But when Sawyer arrived, it was worse than she had expected.

“When we got there, it was a stab wound to a guy’s face, which almost cut his nose off,” she said Friday.

Sawyer said another man was stabbed in the shoulder when he tried to break up the fight. The three men involved knew each other, and all were intoxicated, she said. The fight took place on an outdoor deck at the bar.

Arrested was the alleged assailant, Peter Lyons, 42, of Trescott, on a charge of aggravated assault.

The two wounded men were transported to the hospital for treatment, Sawyer said. The man stabbed in the shoulder was treated at Down East Community Hospital in Machias and released, while the man stabbed in the face was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Police are not identifying the victims of the alleged attacks, so officials at EMMC cannot comment on the condition of the man with the facial injury and police did not know Friday whether he had been released. Sawyer said the injuries were serious, but not life-threatening.

“It was enough to need treatment,” she said. “Let’s just say a Band-Aid wouldn’t have fixed either one of them.”

Follow Mario Moretto on Twitter at @riocarmine.

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