March 29, 2020
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Man arrested after stabbing at Connecticut casino

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MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut — A Massachusetts man has been charged with misdemeanors in connection with the stabbing of a Rhode Island man at a Connecticut casino.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal police said the victim was stabbed during a fight shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday at the Centrale Fox Tower bar at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Authorities said Sunday that the victim, Donovan Alves, 34, of Providence was in stable condition at a hospital in Norwich.

Police charged Robert Haines, 40, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, with breach of peace and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors. Officials said Haines was not charged with stabbing Alves. It’s not clear who stabbed Alves.

A message seeking comment was sent to an email listing for Haines on Sunday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.


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