NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at the Ponderosa Bar in Newport News Wednesday night.
Newport News police were called out to the bar located at 5832 Jefferson Avenue, around 10:40 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old man who had been stabbed in his lower back. He was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be a non-life-threatening wound.
A witness told police the victim and another man had a verbal altercation inside the bar and were asked to leave. Once outside, the altercation turned physical and both men fell into a ditch. The victim said he had been stabbed and the other man left the scene.
Police continue to search for the suspect.