Attempted stabbing in downtown Appleton

appleton stabbing
appleton stabbing

APPLETON - Police say a  man is in custody after using a knife during a fight outside a downtown Appleton tavern.

It happened in the 500 block of W. College Avenue just after 10:30 Friday night.

As officers arrived, one of the men fell to the ground.  Officials say the other person was on his feet, swinging his hand toward the man on the ground.

The man swinging his hand ran as the officer approached.  Police say the person fleeing was armed with a knife and had attempted to stab the other man involved in the fight.

Authorities say officers detained the suspect within three minutes of the initial call.

Officers also say they recovered a broken knife from the scene.

The 34-year-old Appleton resident suffered minor injuries not requiring medical attention.