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Wilkes-Barre, PA - Stabbing at La Villa Leaves 1 Injured

Stabbing At La Villa Leaves One Victim Injured

Stabbing at La Villa Leaves One Victim Injured

According to Citizens Voice, a shooting at La Villa located at 401 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Police were called to the scene around 1 am on Saturday morning. Upon arrival, police found one victim was wounded from a stab wound. He was found at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

The victim reported to police that he got into an argument with a man over a woman at the bar. Another man in the group then asked the victim to go outside. On the way out of the bar, the perpetrator punched the victim in the face and then stabbed him. The victim attempted to grab the knife and got stabbed a second time. The victim said he fled the scene and went to the hospital with a friend.

The suspect has not been identified, and the incident remains under investigation.

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Legal Options of a Victim Stabbed at a Bar

Attorney contributor Brian Kent, an experienced violent crime attorney, has represented victims of stabbings in lawsuits. In an interview, Brian highlighted the legal options of victims stabbed at a bar to help victims determine their legal rights.

“Bar owners have a legal obligation to protect any patrons on or around the bar property. In order to protect the patrons, the owner must consider all options to uphold safety. Safety options include preventative security measures like cameras and guards. If someone is injured on a bar’s property, the owner may be considered liable.”

“In a civil lawsuit, for a bar owner to be considered liable, the crime must be deemed foreseeable. An example of a foreseeable crime is if there has been an increase in crime around the bar’s property, but the owner did not increase security measures. In cases where the crime is foreseeable, the victim should know they may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the owner on negligence charges.”

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Editor: Janean is an NYU Applied Psychology major with a double minor in history and sociology. As a NY native, she focuses on highlighting important legal news regarding violence, assaults, and social justice cases. Contact Janean: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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