Former “Saved by the Bell” Star Arrested for Stabbing Man with Switchblade

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Former ‘Saved by The Bell’ star – Dustin Diamond was arrested in connection with a stabbing involving a switchblade.

The actor best known for his character “Screech” was arrested Tuesday after police say he stabbed a man during a dispute at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington

Diamond,37, told the police he accidentally stabbed the man while trying to protect Schultz during a heated confrontation at the bar. Witnesses told police the fight broke out after Diamond’s fiancée got upset over people taking pictures, the complaint said.


Diamond initially told police he had a “pen” in his hand but later admitted it was a knife. The victim suffered a stab wound to his right armpit, but the wound was not life threatening.

Diamond was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, and a judge set his bail at $10,000, according to court records.

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