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Hillsborough man arrested in stabbing at wedding reception

LAND O' LAKES — Pasco County sheriff's detectives have arrested a 35-year-old Hillsborough County man in a stabbing that deputies say took place at a wedding reception Saturday night.

David Lee Adler, of 308 Second Ave. in Lutz, was booked into the Land O'Lakes Detention Center on a count of attempted murder and was being held Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Sheriff's officials said they were called to the reception at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 21705 YMCA Camp Road, about 8 p.m. Saturday regarding what they described as criminal mischief.

The responding deputy saw Adler fighting another man. During the fight, Adler pulled a knife and stabbed the 28-year-old victim in the face and chest, officials said.

The victim, whom deputies have not identified, suffered a punctured lung as well as cuts to his face and arm. He was flown by medical helicopter to an undisclosed hospital, where he was in critical condition Sunday.

Hillsborough man arrested in stabbing at wedding reception 04/17/10 [Last modified: Sunday, April 18, 2010 1:54pm]

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