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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A 23-year-old U.S. soldier is a suspect in the weekend stabbing of a soldier assigned to the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, according to U.S. military officials and German police.

The 31-year-old victim is recovering from his injuries at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition, U.S. Army Europe spokeswoman Maj. Audrey Gboney-Leon said Thursday.

The incident occurred early Sunday morning outside a disco in Baumholder at about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Trier police. Gboney-Leon said the disco was the Coyote Ugly Bar in Baumholder.

The victim was badly injured and was operated on for several hours at the Idar-Oberstein hospital, according to the Trier police news release. Gboney-Leon confirmed that the victim was initially treated at a local German hospital.

USAREUR officials said the suspect in the incident is also with the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The soldier is with his unit, USAREUR officials said, but he has not been charged or arrested in connection with the alleged crime. The incident is still under investigation, Gboney-Leon said Thursday.

A Trier police spokesman said Thursday that the case has been turned over to U.S. military officials.

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