There was a stabbing in New Bedford early yesterday morning. Police say two men who had been drinking together in a yard on Sawyer Street began fighting for some unknown reason. Witnesses say Alvaro Gonzalez Mejia stabbed 38 year old Daniel Victoria three times on his right arm, then knocked him out by kicking his head while wearing a pair of work boots. Victoria is in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

Mejia was found at the scene still holding the knife in his hands and wearing bloody pants and boots. He was immediately placed under arrest and will appear in court this morning.