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Man charged with attempting to stab bartender

Man charged in sports bar stabbing

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A La Crosse man is being accused of attacking a bartender with an Exacto knife over the weekend.

Paul Thomas is facing charges of substantial battery and first-degree recklessly endangering safety after allegedly attacking a bartender at Overtime Sports Bar on Ward Avenue in La Crosse.

According to police, Thomas was asked to leave the bar at closing time early Sunday morning. When Thomas refused to leave, the bartender removed Thomas from the bar with the help of his friends. Thomas then revealed an Exacto knife and attempted to stab the bartender.

Thomas was freed on a $2500 signature bond.

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