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Man Charged with Assault After Stabbing at Thirsty Turtle

Eric McDaniel

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police were called to the Thirsty Turtle this afternoon because of a stabbing.

Police arrested 34-year-old Eric McDaniel after a brief chase.  He is charged with assault.

Investigators say McDaniel walked into the bar and stabbed 40-year-old Jerome Teets with a screwdriver.  The victim was treated at Huntsville Hospital and expected to be OK.

Police say they don’t yet know the motive for the stabbing.