By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun Media Group
12:23 PM EDT, April 20, 2013
A man was stabbed and two other people were injured in an early-morning fight in the second floor of Charles Village Pub in Towson, Baltimore County Police said Saturday.
According to police, a man was stabbed, a second man received minor cuts to his hand, and a woman was injured when she fell.
All three were taken to area hospitals, and police said their injuries were not life threatening.
Charles Village Pub Owner Melony Wagner said the bar manager, Jason Jankiewicz, reported that the fight took “less than 45 seconds.”
According to Wagner, a large man shoved a smaller man, and the smaller man allegedly pulled a knife and cut the large man in his shoulder. Bar security held the smaller man until police came, Wagner said.
Police arrived quickly, reviewed footage from some of the 48 security cameras inside the restaurant, and took the smaller man and his friend into custody, Wagner said. Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said late Saturday morning that no arrests have been made.
Baltimore County Police planned to have a heavy presence in the Towson area Friday night for Towson University’s annual spring concert, Tigerfest.
Police said 26 additional officers were scheduled to patrol the area until 3 a.m. Saturday.
Stormy weather cut Tigerfest short before headliner Wiz Khalifa could perform, and Wagner said business was “slower than normal” because of the weather.
Wagner praised her security staff for its efforts and said “there’s nothing else I can do” about incidents like Saturday morning’s. In December 2012, Cockeysville resident Francis Kang was arrested for attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man after leaving Charles Village Pub.
“We try 100-percent to do everything the right way,” Wagner said.
Towson Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nancy Hafford said the community is behind Charles Village Pub, and she believes they handled the situation as well as they could.
“Whenever there’s an incident, the business community and residential community along with the police department, we work together,” Hafford said. “We do not tolerate anything. If you’re going to come to Towson and be an idiot, we’re going to take you down.”
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