Eric Frein in Custody

Stabbing Victim and Attacker Facing Charges

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A stabbing victim and his attacker are both facing charges for a fight in December outside a bar in Luzerne County.

Police said Edwin Cortez, 35, allegedly stabbed Bruce Fine outside Slate Bar in Hanover Township.

We’re told Cortez was working the door as a bouncer with two other men when a group of people, including Fine, tried to get in to buy beer.

According to police, Cortez wouldn’t let them in, and then he stabbed Fine.

A fight broke out and the bouncers left the scene.

Fine was taken to the hospital.

Cortez and Fine are both charged with assault.

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