Police arrest suspect in bar stabbing

Roebert Geliga (Mugshot Courtesy: New Bedford Police Department)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing another person during a bar brawl last week.

New Bedford police said they arrested 29-year-old Robert Geliga at his Richmond Street apartment early Wednesday morning. He was expected to be arraigned on assault charges later in the day.

Geliga is accused of stabbing a 20-year-old man four times at the Dublin Sports Bar on Acushnet Avenue on Feb. 17. Police said a fight broke out inside the bar around closing time. An employee told Eyewitness News the stabbing happened in the parking lot.

Police said Wednesday that the victim was out of the hospital and recovering at home.

(Photo: Justin White/WPRI)
(Photo: Justin White/WPRI)

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