Providence venue temporarily closed after triple stabbing

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Providence Board of License has temporarily shut down an Olneyville bar after a fight inside led to three people being stabbed outside early Saturday morning.

Providence Police Lt. Roger Aspinall tells Eyewitness News police were called to Fete Music Hall shortly after 2 a.m.

Police say they found staff members and patrons fighting outside the Dike Street venue. The bouncer told police he had it under control, and the fight broke up.

Minutes later, police say they received a call about a disturbance at a car wash on Westminster Street, just a couple of blocks away from Fete. Aspinall says the men fighting left the club and walked to the car wash, which is where the argument continued.

Police said one man initially went to the hospital with non-life threatening stab wounds. Later Saturday morning, two other men showed up at Rhode Island Hospital with stab wounds. Their injuries were also not life-threatening.

An emergency Providence Board of Licenses meeting was held Saturday afternoon. The board ordered Fete Music Hall closed on a temporary basis until Monday. A hearing set for Monday will determine whether the club can reopen next week.

Fete has been temporarily closed by the BOL before. The board ordered the lounge to close following a 2014 shooting that started with a fight inside the club.

Maj. David Lapatin said no arrests have been made in the stabbings.

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