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Man stabbed at Ryman Auditorium concert

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Metro police arrested a suspect after a stabbing inside the Ryman Auditorium late Wednesday night.

Police and paramedics responded to the call at about 11 p.m.

Two men were in attendance for a Gregg Allman concert and reportedly got into a fight in the balcony at the historic concert venue.

Officers said the two men were sitting next to each other and started fighting because the victim allegedly bumped into the suspect.

The victim said the suspect, Carl Brothers, began stabbing and slicing his face.

Officers said the victim held down the man's arms and ran away.

When the victim turned around, Brothers was chasing him. According to police, the suspect then started punching the victim in the head.

Witness Robert Hawkins says it was a strange scene.

"Everyone there was having a good time, and most, if not all, had no idea there was anything else going on there," he said. "It was strange. Not the kind of thing you would expect at the Ryman."

Ryman security broke up the fight and called Metro police.

Police say a crime like this at the Ryman is rare.

"It's not something that normally takes place at this venue. People should feel safe coming here," Police Capt. Ken Walburn said.

Responders treated the victim for a wound to the head and took him to Baptist Hospital.

Officers charged Brothers with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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