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Suspect in custody after stabbing at nightclub

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Grand Strand man is recovering after police say he was stabbed multiple times inside of Revolutions nightclub early Saturday morning.

Around 2 a.m. 911 dispatchers sent Myrtle Beach Police officers to Celebrity Circle. Police say a man was stabbed inside of the nightclub Revolutions after getting into a fight with another club-goer.

The victim told police that while he was on the dance floor, another man got in his face and the victim says he felt like the offender was too close. According to witnesses, he pushed him out of the way. They told police the man fell to the ground and when he got up, the two began fighting.

Witnesses tell police when security walked over to split up the fight, the victim was already bleeding.

A security guard was able to catch the offender and, according to police, witnessed him throwing a knife down onto the concrete. Police tell WMBF News that knife is now in evidence, and that man is now in custody.

The victim was brought to the hospital. Police say he was stabbed in the groin and left arm. They do not believe his injuries are life-threatening, but did require stitches.

Some people believe more clubs need to have metal detectors or extra security to prevent something like this was happening.

"I think it's a good idea, you never know what someone else is carrying on them," explains Hayley Whittaker.

"I'd be happy because people wouldn't be able to get in with guns and stuff. But, I'd also be wondering...why do they need metal detectors," agrees Lexi Pittman.

Others feel like Broadway, while busy, is safe enough.

"I've never had a problem there, never been there when they had a fight. But it should be safe," says Breona Willingham.

"When I was there, I didn't feel threatened, it was just different," agrees Katie Sadler.

The police do have a suspect in custody. WMBF News will release his name once he is officially charged. Police say when that happens, the 29-year-old will be facing assault and battery charges.

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