Man Stabbed, Suspect Flees Scene At Canal Park Bar
Police in Duluth were called to the scene of a reported stabbing at the “Up Bar” at Grandma’s Saloon and Grill early Friday morning, August 24. Officers received a call that one person had been stabbed shortly after 1 a.m. After arriving on the scene, officers found an unidentified 23-year-old male with a cut to his abdomen. This wound was considered non-life-threatening. The man told authorities that he’d been in an altercation with another man.
The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. It was not immediately clear exactly how the 23-year-old was wounded. Police were still investigating the incident as of Friday morning.
Liability for Bar Shootings and Stabbings
Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has years of experience defending the rights of violent crime victims. Here are some of his thoughts on property owner liability for bar shootings and stabbings:
Bar owners, along with all other types of property and business owners, have a legal duty to keep their premises safe and free of dangers which could injure their customers. When a bar owner fails to protect against a foreseeable danger and a customer gets injured by that danger, the bar owner could potentially be held liable if the victim decides to file a lawsuit. This is a concept known as premises liability, and in some situations, it can also apply to victims injured in shootings, stabbings, and other violent crimes.
If a bar owner knew that the property was in a location with a high risk of violent crime, then that bar owner had a legal obligation to provide adequate security that could reduce the risk of crime. Examples might include security guards or metal detectors. If no precautions were taken to reduce the risk of violent crime injuries, then victims of violent incidents may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Premises liability is a complicated legal concept. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an act of violence at a bar or nightclub, we advise discussing your legal options with an experienced crime victim lawyer.
Local Coverage From ABC 10/13 Duluth
Location of Grandma’s “Up Bar” in Duluth