Man stabbed to death inside strip club on The Block

Separate stabbing incidents in Baltimore and in Baltimore County overnight left one man dead and four people injured, police in both jurisdictions said Sunday.

In the Baltimore confrontation, city police said, 19-year-old Jesse Clark-Nugent died early Sunday after he was stabbed multiple times inside the Two O'Clock Club in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St.

Two others were injured in the strip club along The Block. A 30-year-old man stabbed in the neck and a 17-year-old boy stabbed in the torso are expected to survive, police said.

Baltimore police said they believe the three were in a fight with a man who fled before officers arrived at about 1:30 a.m. The suspect was described as a 6-foot-1 black man with a light complexion wearing a dark-colored shirt, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore police at 410-396-2100.

The Two O'Clock Club is where famed burlesque dancer Blaze Starr performed for years — back when The Block was a different place altogether. Starr began performing in 1950, but left the Baltimore stage in the 1970s, when "pornography had caught up with The Block," she said in a 2010 interview with The Sun. The management of Two O'Clock Club did not respond to calls for comment.

Sunday's incident was the city's fifth stabbing death of 2014, and the 30th homicide since Jan. 1.

Separately, two people sustained minor injuries in a knife fight at the Hot Skates roller skating rink in the 1700 block of Whitehead Road in Woodlawn late Saturday night, Baltimore County police said.

A 17-year-old boy was "confronted by a group of people" outside the rink, police said in a statement. Afraid, the youth brandished a knife. Police said he and a 19-year-old man were injured, but in a minor way, and both were reported in good condition.

Police said they were notified of the incident at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday. The youth was charged as a juvenile in the incident and will not be identified. The Hot Stakes staking rink did not respond to calls for comment.

Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.

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