Man stabbed in West Point club brawl


West Point police say a Columbus man was stabbed when a fight broke out at the American Legion Post 212 on East Morrow Street in the early morning hours Sunday.

What started the fight is still unclear, but Police Chief Avery Cook said investigators believe the fight resulted after an altercation with females at the Post.

Cook said investigators have surveillance video of the fight, but declined to release any further information.

“I don’t know if he was in the midst, but he was somewhere close and got stabbed,” Cook said. “His claim is he wasn’t involved in the brawl,” Cook said, going on to mention that the victim is not cooperating with investigators and can’t recall who stabbed him.

Cook said on Monday that the victim did not want to press charges following the incident.

Police were initially dispatched to the American Legion Post 212 to a loud music and possible fight call.

Officers arrived after 1 a.m. and at first were told that someone was shot. However, investigators received a call from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, which confirmed a man was stabbed during the fight.

The extent of the victim’s injuries is not known at this time, but he was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for minor injuries.

Contrary to the initial call, no one was shot during the incident and Cook said there were no other injuries as a result of the fight.

Cook said no arrests had been made in the case as of Monday afternoon.

If you have any further information on this case, WPPD encourages you to contact the West Point Police Department or Detective Ramirez Ivy at (662) 494-1244.