Man stabbed in neck outside King Arthur’s Lounge in Chelsea; victim expected to survive

A Somerville man was stabbed in the neck in front of King Arthur’s Lounge in Chelsea early this morning in a fight with a man who later fled the scene, police said.

The stabbing victim was asked to leave the lounge about 12:20 a.m. and was escorted out front where he encountered another man, Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said in a telephone interview.

“There was an altercation and the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim twice in the neck area,’’ Kyes said.

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The victim, who is 33 years old, was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital in critical condition. However, Kyes said he is expected to survive the attack.

Kyes described the suspect as a short, stocky black man in his 20s.

Kyes said the motive for the attack is under investigation. No other information was released.