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Martinsburg man linked to multiple stabbings

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Martinsburg man in connection with multiple stabbings that took place early Friday morning at a Berkeley County bar. 

Elan Bell-Veney

Deputies said two women got into a fight at Shipwrecked Bar and Grill along McMillan Court. The women and a group of men were asked to leave the bar and investigators said that’s when, for some reason a man, who police have identified as Elan Bell-Veney of Martinsburg, then got involved. He had a knife.

Investigators said Bell-Veney was swinging it wildly and stabbed five men including one victim in the stomach and another in the chest. The injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

Police are looking for Bell-Veney. They found his car Friday afternoon. They said he’s been out on probation or parole in connection with previous crimes.

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