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'Saved by the Bell' actor arrested for bar fight

Posted at 5:41 AM, Dec 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-27 07:41:30-05

Comedian Dustin Diamond, who played "Screech" on "Saved by the Bell," is in jail after police said he stabbed someone in a bar on Christmas.

Diamond was in Port Washington, Wisconsin when police charged him with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, according to CNN. The three charges are misdemeanors.

On Friday, Diamond, age 37, was being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond, CNN reported. The arrest report said Diamond got into an argument Dec. 25 with a group of intoxicated patrons in a Port Washington bar called Grand Avenue Saloon.

The report said Diamond believed there would be a brawl, and as he and his girlfriend were leaving, he saw two men holding her hair. She was also bleeding, CNN reported. Diamond attempted to help her and was grabbed by a man, whom he allegedly stabbed with a knife he had on him, according to the arrest report.

Diamond and his girlfriend drove away from the bar and were later stopped by police, where a knife was recovered.

Police said the victim's wound was non-life threatening.

Diamond's girlfriend was charged with disorderly conduct and released, according to CNN.