Party at Prison Building Ends in Knife Fight

Three teens stabbed in scuffle

By Mariel Smith
|  Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010  |  Updated 1:31 PM EDT
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Party at Prison Building Ends in Knife Fight

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Philanthropist and investor Alberto Vilar was sentenced today to nine years in prison.

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A party at a prison building sounded like a good idea at the time.

Three teens were injured during a knife fight at a private party held at a "quality of work life" building near the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Dutchess County early Saturday reported the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Two of the teens were stabbed and one was hit on the head with a piece of wood; all were treated for non-life threatening injuries at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, City of Beacon Sergeant Lou Locato told the Poughkeepsie Journal.

By the time, Beacon police showed up at 12:15 a.m., the fight was already over. Thirty people were still inside the building, and another 30 to 40 were in the parking lot.

Beacon Police Lieutenant Louis Musmeci told NBCNewYork that police are investigating the incident and all three teens have been released from the hospital.

Firearms are forbidden on the property, but Musmeci said that a few people brandished guns at the fight. He didn't know to whom the weapons belonged.

The building, which can be used for public events and activities, was rented out by a prision employee for either a wedding reception or baby shower, Department of Correctional Services spokesman Erik Criss told the Poughkeepsie Journal.

"We have quality of work life buildings for many of our facilities, and in 99.9 percent of the cases, the employees are responsible and the events run smoothly," Criss told the Poughkeepsie Journal. "It appears that wasn't the case here and the renter is going to be held responsible for this."

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