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Accused Mason City bar stabber pleads not guilty

Charged with attacking five people on July 4.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 3:39 PM
Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 8:45 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A trial is set for the man accused of stabbing people at a Mason City bar.

Raul Millares Arias, 39 of Mason City, is charged with five counts of willful injury resulting in serious injury and one count of going armed with intent. Police say he stabbed five people in the neck and back on the night of July 4 at the ‘Place 2B.’ Authorities say Arias had an eight inch blade but none of the wounds were life threatening.

Arias is pleading not guilty to all charges. His trial is scheduled to being on September 11.

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