Actor known as ‘Screech’ charged in stabbing at Wisconsin bar

Authorities say actor was in possession of switchblade knife
Actor known as ‘Screech’ charged in stabbing at Wisconsin bar
Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” has been charged with stabbing a man at a Wisconsin bar.

Diamond was charged Friday with felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

He appeared Friday afternoon in Ozaukee County court, where bail was set at $10,000.

Port Washington police say they responded at 11:15 p.m. Thursday to a report of a stabbing at a bar.

The criminal complaint says Diamond, who lives in Port Washington, told police he accidentally stabbed a man while defending his fiancee from two men harassing her. The victim was not seriously injured.

His fiancee also faces a disorderly conduct charge.

Diamond’s agent declined comment Friday. No attorney was listed in court records.

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