Stabbing in CBD

by Staff
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nicholas Anthony Irrera

A fight involving six nonresidents in the Wrightsville Beach Central Business District near the intersection of North Lumina Avenue and Oceanic Street resulted in a stabbing in the early hours of Monday morning, Aug. 9.

Police say an altercation between two, three-man groups, all under the age of 21, escalated to an assault with a deadly weapon. A knife, later found in one of the vehicles in which one group of young men was riding has been identified by police as the assault weapon.

Officers on duty said the cause of the altercation is not clear, but previous provocation is believed to have been a factor.

One man received minor puncture wounds, having been stabbed twice in the left forearm. The victim was treated by EMS but did not require a visit to the hospital.

Nicholas Anthony Irrera, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Irrera was later released on an unsecured bond, with a court date pending.

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