Bouncer stabbed outside Riley’s

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Police responded to a stabbing incident outside Riley’s bar Sunday night. Photo credit: Anna Sobreviñas

A Riley’s bouncer was admitted to Enloe Medical Center Sunday night after he was stabbed outside the bar on the intersection of Fifth and Ivy streets.

A confrontation between a suspect and the bouncer resulted in a stabbing around 9 p.m.

“Apparently a friend got pushed out of the bar and then another guy got confrontational, pulled a knife on a bouncer,” said Nick Lagorio, Chico State senior criminal justice major. “The bouncer chased him down the street and then another bouncer confronted him.”

Jack Carlile, a Butte College student, said after a man was escorted out of the bar for causing a scene with the bouncers, the suspect came up to one of the bouncers and started yelling.

“He shoved one of the bouncers and the bouncer grabbed him by the backpack he was wearing and try to throw him to the side and he tripped over his own feet and fell to the ground,” Carlile said. “He got up off the ground and pulled out a knife and started swinging.”

The suspect was swinging and stabbed the bouncer once under the left rib, he said.

“It was a very bad stab, he’s significantly injured,” Carlile said.

Carlile said he wanted to help the bouncers. He followed the suspect down Ivy Street with two other men where they tackled the suspect and took away his knife.

He was then able to call the Chico Police Department.

Correction: The Orion incorrectly identified Jack Carlile as “Jack Carlisle” and as an employee of Riley’s. Carlile is not an employee of Riley’s.

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