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Stabbing Victim to Be Charged

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A 40-year-old man was stabbed after starting a fight in a Delware County tavern, according to police. (Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014)

Police say a man stabbed in the chest and the arm inside a Delaware County bar Monday is facing charges after he incited the violent attack.

The incident occurred around 9:45 p.m. in Copley's Tavern on the 2000 block of Chichester Avenue in Boothwyn, according to Upper Chichester Police.

Investigators say a 40-year-old man attacked a 55-year-old man, who was holding a knife at the time.

Police said the older man was armed to defend himself. He then stabbing his assailant twice, police said.

Emergency crews rushed the 40-year-old man to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was in stable condition early Tuesday.

Charges will be filed against the stabbing victim for his role in the attack, but the 55-year-old is not expected to face charges, according to police.

The 55-year-old wasn't hurt.