A 35-year-old Niagara Falls man has been charged in the stabbing of four people in a Niagara Falls bar last night that sent two men and two women to the hospital.
Niagara Falls police on Sunday identified the suspect in the fight at Third Street Tap Room as Eddie Alnardo Mayo of Willow Avenue. He was charged with first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Two victims were seriously injured, with one stabbed in the abdomen, during the incident at the bar at 439 3rd St. both men are 25 years old, while the women are 21 and 23. All four were taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center – three by ambulance and one by a personal vehicle. All were treated and are expected to make a full recovery, police said.
The fight occurred just before 2:55 a.m. early Sunday morning, when two police officers patrolling on Third Street saw a woman run out of the bar "screaming that someone had just been stabbed" inside the Tap Room, according to a police press release. The active fight spilled out onto the street as the officers approached to break it up.
As they separated the parties, one of whom was Mayo, officers learned that he was responsible for the stabbing, and arrested him. Police then entered the bar, where they found three victims – a man and two women – and started providing first aid by applying pressure to the wounds until Niagara Falls Fire and AMR ambulance crews arrived. The fourth victim had already gone to the hospital on his own.
Mayo is being held in Niagara Falls City Jail without bail, and will be arraigned in City Court Monday morning.