Morgan Zalot

Manayunk Bar Stabbing Leaves Man, 24, Injured

A 24-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday morning after police say a confrontation ended in a stabbing at a popular Philadelphia bar overnight.

The incident started when a 24-year-old man was approached by a 23-year-old man who accused him of robbing him of $1,500 inside Mad River, on Main Street near Shurs Lane, just before 1 a.m., police said. Police said the 24-year-old man told the other man he'd never seen him before and began laughing at the accusation.

The 23-year-old man then put his hand in his pocket and told the other man, "Let's go outside," according to police. When the other man refused to go outside, police said, the 23-year-old pulled a knife out of his pocket. The victim scuffled with the man and another man, and wound up stabbed in his left side, police said.

A bartender used towels to stop the bleeding until police arrived. When officers got to the bar, they found the 23-year-old alleged perpetrator stopped by bar security and took him into custody, police said. The second assailant -- described as a thin white man in his 20s who wore a white shirt -- has not been located, according to police.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Police have not yet released the identity of the man arrested in connection with the incident.

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