Monday evening, around 6:30pm, 27-year-old Joseph Lewis was charged with one account of aggravated assault and taken into custody by police, according to the Press Herald.

Portland Police Department
Portland Police Department

The arrest took place after Lewis allegedly stabbed a 29-year-old patron at the State Theater during a concert Sunday night. The victim is expected to survive, having suffered one puncture wound in the incident, the Press Herald reports.

Police were initially called to State Theater Sunday night shortly after 11pm and met with the victim in the lobby. Theater Staff decided to end the nearly-sold-out show and evacuate all patrons. They interviewed concert-goers as they exited.

The State Theater has not had an incident with a weapon since it opened eight years ago, the Press Herald reports.


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