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Wellington man arrested after stabbing outside bar near West Palm Beach

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Posted at 4:15 AM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 11:25:57-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a Wellington man was arrested after a fight and stabbing Sunday evening outside Foster’s Too Lounge near West Palm Beach.

PBSO said the victim and suspect, identified as George Joseph Peterson, 36, got into a verbal altercation, which later resulted in the stabbing.

Investigators said Peterson fled the scene when deputies arrived, but he was located a short distance away. Both the victim and Peterson suffered injuries described as not life threatening.

Peterson was arrested and transported to the Palm Beach County Jail.

He faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.