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Butte suspect arrested; stabbing victim in critical condition

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 19:44:33-05

A 28-year-old Butte man is hospitalized in critical condition after being stabbed several 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.

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

The suspect in the incident ran away before police arrived, but witnesses were able to provide a description of the suspect.

Police officers began a search and found suspect near the intersection of Silver and Idaho Streets. The suspect, a 49-year-old Butte man, is in custody at this time; his name has not yet been released.

Lester said in a press release the investigation into this incident is in the very early stages, but noted that there is no danger to the public.

We will update you as we get more information.