Man Stabbed at Pub in West Valley City Over Comments About ShirtWEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – May 23, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) A 38-year-old male was stabbed today as he was leaving a pub in West Valley City.
According to lieutenant Lamar Cox, West Valley City Police, the male victim was leaving the establishment with another male and female when they passed two other men who were coming inside. “Apparently the victim made some comments about the shirt one of the men were wearing and that started an argument,” said Cox. The two then exchanged more words and the argument spilled into the parking lot where one of the men pulled a knife and stabbed the victim.
Witnesses inside the pub called police about the fight but the suspects had left the premises before officers arrived. They were spotted shortly around 3100 South Bangerter by another officer and the suspect was taken into custody.
The victim received non life threatening stab wounds, cuts on his hands and will require stitches. There is an instacare in the parking lot of the pub so the victim was able to walk over there where he was subsequently transported to the hospital.
Police say this is not gang related. Both the suspect and the victims are white males in their thirties and did not know each other prior to this incident.
The investigation is still ongoing at this time.