Man stabbed at tribal pow wow

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – Police say an altercation at a local tribal pow wow led to a man being stabbed in the chest.  Charlestown police say they received several 911 calls late Saturday night from the Narragansett Indian Tribe’s 339th annual Pow Wow.

Police say the victim, identified as Andrew J. Smith, 37, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated.  Investigators say he suffered damage to one of his lungs.

No reports of suspects or arrests.  Charlestown police say the Narragansett Tribal Police Department is conducting the criminal investigation.

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