Birthday party stabbing suspect to be arraigned

Allegedly stabbed victim in the stomach with a steak knife

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A juvenile is headed to court following a weekend stabbing at a birthday party in Pittsfield.

The suspect in Saturday’s stabbing is scheduled to be in juvenile court Tuesday on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Police say the suspect was caught at about 8 p.m. Saturday, several hours after the stabbing, and spent the rest of the weekend at a youth detention facility in Springfield.

Authorities tell The Berkshire Eagle the victim underwent surgery at Berkshire Medical Center for a stab wound to the stomach. Police say the victim is expected to survive.

A steak knife allegedly used in the attack has been recovered.

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