Crime scene

A fight in the parking lot of a Dundalk bar on Saturday night led to one man being stabbed, and another behind bars for the weekend.

Officers responding to Kenny B’s Blue Marlin for a reported disturbance were initially told by a bouncer that there had been no physical fight, and that “it’s all good... just an argument,” shortly before officers found out a man was in the hospital with stab wounds from the incident, according to charging papers filed against Mohamed Ghonim, who was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after being accused of stabbing the man in the midst of an alleged brawl in the parking lot which involved about five people.

The stabbed man, who was listed in court documents as a potential suspect but not charged, was in the hospital with “four lacerations approximately six inches in length and 1/4 inches deep” along the mid-neck to upper shoulder, as well as a “softball sized swollen lump on the back of his head,” charging papers say.

Surveillance footage showed several people in Halloween costumes in the smoking area outside just after 11 p.m. on Saturday night, according to the charging papers, and the man who was later stabbed is seen “suddenly” turning to Ghonim and punching him in the face, initiating a fight.

“Several patrons attempt to break up the fight, including the bouncer,” charging papers say. Soon after, Ghonim was allegedly punched again, which lead to another fight.

Ghonim was seen in footage with an unknown object in his hand, according to charging papers, and allegedly struck the man who was later hospitalized. The object is seen in surveillance footage with blood on it, and the bouncer is seen walking the stabbed man across the parking lot.

Ghonim, a 33-year-old Baltimore City resident, was later arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He was initially held without bail, but was later released following a bail review on Tuesday.