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Dustin Diamond, also known as "Screech" on "Saved By the Bell," is charged with stabbing a man at Wisconsin bar

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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," has been charged with stabbing a man at a Wisconsin bar.

Diamond was charged Friday with felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

He appeared Friday afternoon in Ozaukee County court, where bail was set at $10,000.

Port Washington police say they responded at 11:15 p.m. Thursday to a report of a stabbing at a bar.

The criminal complaint says Diamond, who lives in Port Washington, told police he accidentally stabbed a man while defending his fiancee from two men harassing her. The victim was not seriously injured.

His fiancee also faces a disorderly conduct charge.

Diamond's agent declined comment Friday. No attorney was listed in court records.


PORT WASHINGTON, Wis (WKOW) --- Dustin Diamond, better known as Screech on "Saved by the Bell,", has been arrested.

Diamond was arrested on Friday.

Police say there were called to the Grand Avenue Saloon for a report of a stabbing Thursday night.

According to police, it appeared Diamond had stabbed another man during a fight and then took off with his girlfriend in a white SUV.

Police say they later found Diamond and his girlfriend and took them into custody.

He is facing several charges including possession of a switchblade knife, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.

Diamond is expected to appear in court this afternoon.  He is in the Ozaukee County Jail.

The victim was treated and released.

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