Mass stabbing at Mardi Gras leaves five injured outside New Orleans bar


Authorities said the fight broke out around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Boot college bar.

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A Mardi Gras carnival celebration turned violent after a mass stabbing outside a bar popular left five people injured.

Authorities said that the fight broke out around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Boot college bar.

According to the police, the incident was generated after a person was denied entry to the bar and “became violent.”

A fight broke out outside the bar when Tulane police were called to the scene.

Five people were injuredincluding at least one Loyola University student who worked at the bar at the time.

The male suspect was taken into custody; however, police have yet to release a name.

The male student was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The condition of the other four people was not available.

After the stabbing, alerts were sent to Loyola and Tulane students, telling them to avoid the area.

“The news of this violence is even more shocking on a day of such joy for the community here in New Orleans,” said Tania Tetlow, president of Loyola University, in an email to the Loyola community. “Keep your loved ones close as you celebrate Mardi Gras today, look out for one another, and be sure to cherish the good times for the gift they are.”

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