Stabbing at Cougars on Butternut Bar Leaves Seven People Injured During New Year’s Eve Party
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (January 2, 2018) – Seven people were injured in a bar fight and stabbing at Cougars on Butternut including a woman hit over the head with a beer bottle.
Syracuse police were called to the scene of the bar fight at Cougars on Butternut after an assailant stabbed six men in their thirties. A 22-year-old woman was also injured after being struck with a beer bottle.
None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. Syracuse police are still looking for a suspect in the bar fight as well as a motive for the stabbing. The assault began in the early morning hours during a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the assault in order to treat the bar guests at Cougars on Butternut for their injuries.
None of the people that were injured in the stabbing have been identified.
LIABILITY IN BAR FIGHTS
Bars in New York have a common law responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe premises for the guests that come to visit. This may include protecting bar patrons from assaults and other criminal acts. When security at a bar sees that a situation between customers is escalating, they would normally be required to intervene to keep customers safe. If they fail to do so, the bar owner may be held responsible for any injuries that result from an assault. Moreover, a bar owner in New York may be held liable for any fights under the state’s Dram Shop Law. If a bar in New York sells alcohol to a minor that is “actually or apparently” under the age of 21 or to a bar patron visibly intoxicated at the time of the sale, that bar may be liable for any injuries caused by those guests.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the horrific bar fight in Syracause at Cougars on Butternut that left seven people injured. We extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that were attacked. Anyone that may have seen what happened or knows of the assailants location should contact law enforcement as they continue their investigation. Steps need to be taken in order to prevent similar tragedies like this in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been assaulted and injured in a bar fight, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced dram shop and negligent security lawyers are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.