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Arrest made in Comedy Club stabbing

By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun

3:18 PM EDT, October 7, 2013

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Two security guards were stabbed in a scuffle with patrons at the Baltimore Comedy Factory at Power Plant Live on Sunday night.

Comedian Aries Spears, known for his work on MADtv, was winding down his stand-up set at around 8:45 p.m. when a scuffle broke out with a group of patrons who disputed their bill, according to witnesses, police and Michael Lovegrove, the head of security for the Comedy Factory.

Police said Monday that Kenneth Bernard Corporal, 21, of Baltimore, had been charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault in connection with the stabbing. Court records were not immediately available and it could not be determined if he had an attorney.

Both guards were stabbed in a back service hallway inside the building, Lovegrove said. Police said they were expected to survive, with one stabbed in the shoulder and the other in the back.

"In all my 23ys of stand up I've never worked a club were the bouncers get stabbed n da club!" Spears later wrote on Twitter about the incident, adding a profanity to describe the city's residents as uncaring.

No one else was injured in the incident.

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