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Pocket knife used in St. Patrick's Day stabbing at Dooley's in Sterling Heights

Victim stabbed in arm, torso

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A man is expected to face charges after using a pocket knife to stab another man in Dooley's Irish Tavern on St. Patrick's Day, Sterling Heights police said. 

The 48-year-old victim, a Royal Oak resident, was with his 49-year-old girlfriend at the tavern on Hall Road when they met the suspect and shared a table with him, police said. At some point, the suspect took cash and credit cards from the victim's girlfriend's purse, police said. 

When the victim confronted him about it, a fight ensued and the suspect stabbed the victim in the left arm and torso, police said. 

Witnesses and Dooley's security stepped in to break up the fight. The victim was taken to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor, police said. 

The suspect, a Harrison Township resident, is awaiting arraignment.