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Published February 12 2012

Police investigate double stabbing outside Fargo bar

FARGO – Police are investigating a double stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning in the parking lot outside a southside bar.

The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. outside WOW the Bar, 1150 43½ St. S., said Lt. Joel Vettel of the Fargo Police Department.

The incident appears to have started as a verbal altercation inside the bar.

Two men, whose names were not immediately available, went outside the bar and said they were “jumped” by a group of three to five men, Vettel said.

The two victims were able to walk to a nearby apartment, where they called for help.

One man was stabbed in the upper chest; the other man had a stab wound to the side of his abdomen. Both were taken to a Fargo hospital.

Their condition reports were unavailable and police did not have information about the seriousness of their wounds.

“The investigation is still under way,” Vettel said. “It appears the parties involved knew each other. It appears alcohol was a factor.”