MONTICELLO, Wis. -

A Monticello man is arrested and another is hospitalized after a stabbing outside a Monticello tavern Monday, according to the Green County Sheriff’s Office.

Police were called to the area behind 238 N. Main St. at 6:27 p.m. to a report of a stabbing.

Investigators said the two men were involved in a verbal dispute inside the bar and moved outside.

Bryan S. Adams, 41, told police the other man, 39, had attacked him and he stabbed the man in self-defense.

Adams was arrested on suspicion of recklessly endangering safety.

The stabbing victim was transported to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.