Two men who know each other were both attending a Memorial Day cookout in the park when they got into an argument that turned violent at about 5 p.m., according to State Police reports. One man pulled a knife; the other a gun.
Police have not yet identified the two men, who both remain hospitalized at Rhode Island Hospital, according to a State Police release. The stabbing victim was originally taken to St. Ann’s Hospital, then transferred to RI Hospital.
Members of the State Police Detective Bureau and Uniform Division are investigating the incident along with the Bristol and Portsmouth Police Departments as well as the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and Massachusetts State Police. Check back with eastbayri.com for more information as it becomes available.