Butte man hospitalized after early morning stabbing

Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 20:20:01-05

A 28-year-old Butte man remains hospitalized in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times early Thursday morning.

According to Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester, police responded to a disturbance in front of the Dublin Irish Pub on Montana Street shortly after 2 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

The victim was treated at the scene and transported to St. James Healthcare.

The suspect in the incident had fled on foot prior to police arrival.

Witnesses at the scene were able to provide a description of the suspect. Police officers began a search and were able to locate the suspect near the intersection of Silver and Idaho Streets. The suspect, a 49-year-old Butte man, is in custody at this time.

Lester said in a press release the investigation into this incident is in the very early stages. Names of the individuals involved are not being released.

There is no ongoing danger to the public.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.