UPDATE: Bartender stabbed after breaking up fight at John’s Bar

LA CROSSE, Wis. — A bartender is stabbed after breaking up a fight at a downtown La Crosse bar early Wednesday.

The stabbing happened at John’s Bar on Third Street just after midnight.

La Crosse Police tell News 8 24-year-old Victor Schlafer broke up the fight between a group of black men and a Native American man inside John’s.


Schlafer was able to get the group of men to go outside the bar, and told the Native American man to leave the bar through a back door.

Police say 32-year-old Anquin St. Junious of La Crosse tried to get back into the bar.

When Schlafer confronted him, St. Junious allegedly stabbed Schlafer in the lower abdomen.

Schlafer was taken to Gundersen Lutheran, where he is listed in stable condition.

St. Junious was arrested for recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct.

Two others were also arrested at the bar, 35-year-old Kimberley St. Junious and 31-year-old David Johnson, both on disorderly conduct charges.


LA CROSSE, Wis. — Two people are seriously injured after an apparent stabbing at a downtown La Crosse bar.

The incident happened just after midnight at John’s Bar on Third Street.

Tri-State Ambulance tells News 8 three people were transported to local hospitals, two with life-threatening injuries.

Names of those involved and details of what happened have not been released.