BATH, Maine — A 23-year-old Bath man was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland on Thursday night after he was stabbed in the stomach during an altercation.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was listed in critical condition Thursday night. Police had not received an updated condition from the hospital as of Friday afternoon, Bath Police Chief Michael Field said.
Police went to the area of 32 South St. at about 7:22 p.m. Thursday for a reported stabbing, according to a press release from Field.
The victim, who had been stabbed with a butterfly knife, was able to walk to a nearby market on Washington Street, just across from Bath Iron Works, where a shipyard employee called 911, Field said.
Officers briefly detained and interviewed an 18-year-old man and other witnesses before clearing the scene, Field said.
The victim and other men involved knew each other, Field said, and the stabbing apparently took place during an altercation. Police do not believe there is a public safety threat.
Police suspect alcohol was a factor. No charges have been filed pending an ongoing investigation.
No additional information was available Friday afternoon.