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Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Incident at Local Sports Bar

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Matthew Mitchell, 35 (Photo: Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail)

Matthew Mitchell, 35 (Photo: Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is in jail after an incident Monday night at Diamonds Sports Bar in south Huntsville.

Huntsville Police say Matthew Mitchell, 35, is charged with attempted murder and discharge of a firearm into an occupied building.

Police say Mitchell went to the bar and threatened a woman around 9:20 p.m.  Police say Mitchell produced a weapon in the parking lot and an employee tried to take it away.

The two fought and the gun discharged, striking the business.  No one was hurt.

Police say the investigation continues.