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Acacia, Huntington bar, where Maryland man stabbed, cops say

Suffolk County police detectives are searching for a suspect who stabbed a Maryland man in the face at a crowded Huntington bar early Saturday.

Around 1:50 a.m., a patron at Acacia, on New York Avenue, alerted a police officer that a man had been stabbed, police said in a news release.

The victim, 22, was taken to Huntington Hospital by Huntington Community First Aid with a nonlife threatening laceration to his face, a police spokeswoman said.

A message left on an answering machine at the business was not immediately returned Saturday morning.

The establishment’s website says it serves dinner on Fridays and Saturdays until 10 p.m., while the bar is open until 4 a.m. Those nights, a DJ starts at 10:30 p.m., according to the answering machine message.

The bar was heavily packed with patrons at the time of the stabbing, the spokeswoman said.

Second squad detectives are asking anyone who may have seen the altercation or have information on the stabbing to call the second squad at 631-854-8252 or call to Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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