Massachusetts man charged with misdemeanors in connection with Foxwoods stabbing

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MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (WTNH) — Foxwoods Resort Casino reported Sunday that one person was injured and another arrested after a stabbing incident early Saturday morning.

Robert J. Haines, 40, of Massachusettes was arrested. Police report Haines had been drinking alcohol at the time of the incident. Haines was charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors.

Foxwoods reports that the incident occurred at The Centrale Bar at Fox Tower at 1:12 a.m. and the stabbing involved three individuals.

One adult victim identified as Donovan Alves, 34, of Rhode Island was transported to the hospital with injuries and is reported in stable condition.

Haines has been charged with misdemeanor charges of breach of peace and assault. Police say Haines was not charged with stabbing Alves. and that it’s not clear who stabbed Alves.

According to Foxwoods, “the incident was immediately contained by Tribal enforcement.” They then praised their on-site first-responders for swift action.

“The safety and security of our guests and team members are paramount, and we are grateful for our onsite first responders for their rapid response. We are working closely with Tribal and State law officials on the investigation and our thoughts are with those affected by this incident.”

– Foxwoods Resort Casino

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