Police investigating early Saturday altercation

51-year-old FM man stabbed in the arm outside of local bar

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

FORT MADISON – A 30-year-old Fort Madison man is in custody after a stabbing incident outside of a bar in the 2600 block of Avenue L at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

According to Fort Madison Police, officers were called to Vinnie’s Longbranch after a 51-year-old man who’s name hasn’t not been released, reported being stabbed in the arm after he was assaulted.

Police arrested Wayne Nathanial Buckner of Fort Madison and charged him with willfull injury. Buckner is currently being held at the Lee County Jail. The victim was taken to Southeast Iowa Regional Medical center where he is hospitalized.

According to reports, the incident spilled over from an original altercation at the Ridgewood Lounge where the two had separated voluntarily. The victim reportedly then went to Vinnie’s and was attempting to leave the parking lot when Buckner allegedly approached him again and eventually produced a weapon.

Police aren’t disclosing what type of weapon was used in the incident and said there is no threat to the general public as it appears the two had a history toward each other.

Buckner is arrested on suspicion of the charges, but is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Police are still investigating the incident and additional information could be forthcoming.

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