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Man arrested following stabbing early Sunday morning

Jan 2, 2023, 8:00 PM | Updated: Jan 3, 2023, 10:22 am

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FILE: A Unified police car photographed in October, 2020. Unified Police arrested a 36-year-old man following a stabbing early Sunday morning in Millcreek. Photo credit: Laura Seitz, Deseret News

MILLCREEK, Utah — A 36-year-old man was taken into custody early Sunday morning by Unified Police in connection to a stabbing at Barbary Coast Saloon.

According to the probable cause statement, the suspect, Jesse Alberto Sorensen, had been a customer throughout the evening. At one point, he was not allowed to order any more alcohol. The suspect became belligerent and was asked to leave the building.

A 42-year-old employee of the business escorted Sorensen out of the saloon. According to the probable cause statement, the two individuals got into a fight outside. Witnesses said they noticed a knife in the suspect’s hand. The witnesses also disarmed the suspect and held him until the police arrived.

After the fight, the victim told witnesses he had been stabbed in the abdomen. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Sorensen was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault and intoxication. 

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