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Police stand near the area of the stabbing on Pleasant Street yesterday. (STEVEN H. FOSKETT JR.)

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WORCESTER- A 70-year-old man was arrested yesterday after police say he stabbed another man in the stomach outside the Pleasant Café at 318 Pleasant St.

John Kiley, 70, of 244 Belmont St., was arrested in a red Ford pickup truck somewhere in the city a short time after the stabbing, and was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, according to Detective Sgt. Kevin Pageau.

Mr. Kiley was also charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Detective Sgt. Pageau did not identify the 62-year-old stabbing victim, but said he was stabbed in the stomach, and appeared to have lost a significant amount of blood.

The victim was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus.

Detective Sgt. Pageau said the victim and Mr. Kiley had some sort of argument that led to the stabbing at around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

The detective said yesterday that a weapon had not been found, but said it was believed to have been a knife.

A woman outside the bar, who declined to give her full name but said her first name was Christine, had drops of blood on her khaki shorts and toes.

She said she saw the pair get into an argument in the bar, and said they went outside.

She said that when the victim, whom she did not identify, returned inside the bar, the front of his shirt over his stomach was covered in blood.

"I told him to take his T-shirt off and put pressure on it," the woman said.

Detectives arrived and talked to people who said they were in the bar at the time of the attack.

Police drove the woman and another man away in an unmarked police cruiser.

Detective Sgt. Pageau said the floor of the bar was covered in blood.

Christine said she did not know what the argument was about, and did not see the stabbing take place.
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