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December 13, 2015

Man hospitalized after stabbing at Manayunk bar

Police say incident at Mad River stemmed from a robbery accusation

Philadelphia police have taken a man into custody after he allegedly stabbed another man Sunday morning at a popular bar on Main Street in Manayunk.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at Mad River shortly before 1 a.m., NBC 10 reports. Police say the 23-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, initially accused the 24-year-old victim of stealing $1,500 from him inside the bar.

The victim reportedly responded that he had never seen the suspect before and began to laugh at his accusation. At that point, the suspect allegedly stuffed his hand in his pocket and told the victim to go outside. When the victim refused, the suspect pulled out a knife and began to fight with the victim and another man. In the course of the struggle, the victim was stabbed in his left side.

Police were notified of the stabbing and a bartender used towels to help stop the bleeding before officials arrived at the scene. Bar security held the suspect until police came and took him into custody, investigators said.

A second man in the scuffle, described as a thin white male in his twenties, remains at large.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital to be treated for his wounds. He was listed in stable condition.

No charges have been announced against the suspect.