GREAT KILLS — A Staten Island man was arrested after he got into a fight with three men outside a Great Kills bar early Sunday morning, went home and grabbed a knife and a wooden sword, then returned to stab them all, prosecutors said.
According to his arrest papers, Matthies got into an argument inside the bar with the three men, two 22-year-olds and a 23-year-old, which eventually spilled outside. Matthies then went into his car, drove to his nearby home, and returned with a wooden sword and a knife, court papers said.
He stabbed one victim in the back of the head, hip, ribs, abdomen and hand, a second victim in his back and rib cage, and the third in his abdomen, court papers said.
Two of the victims, whose names were not released, were taken to Richmond University Medical Center, and the third to Staten Island University Hospital North with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Police confirmed that the men knew each other before the attack.
It was unclear which weapon was used in the alleged stabbing.
However, Matthies' lawyer, John Murphy III, said that his client acted in self defense and wasn't carrying any weapons at the time of the attack.
"He is the victim in the situation," Murphy said. "He was attacked by a large group of individuals, he never possessed a knife, and he was trying to defend himself."
Murphy said that Matthies was stabbed in his bicep and hands in the scuffle. There are no reports of injuries to Matthies in the police report. It was not immediately clear if Matthies had to be treated for his injuries.
Matthies was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, the Richmond County District Attorney's office said. He was ordered held on $100,000 bail, and he's due back in court on April 25.