An employee at The Greatest Bar in downtown Boston was stabbed repeatedly and a co-worker was hit in the head with a bottle Saturday morning as they attempted to break up a large fight on an upper floor of the venue, according to Boston police.
A detail officer working outside the bar at 262 Friend St. was alerted to the stabbing around 1:15 a.m., said Officer Nicole Grant, a spokeswoman for Boston police.
The officer went inside to help break up the fight on the third floor when he was stopped and told that someone had been injured in the brawl and was sitting outside in a taxi.
The victim was an employee who had been stabbed in the neck, back, and arm, police said.
The employee said he was attempting to break up a large fight inside when someone jumped on his back and stabbed him.
He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and was in serious but not life-threatening condition, Grant said.
A second employee who told police someone broke a bottle over his head was also taken to Mass. General, Grant said.
A third employee said he ran to assist his co-workers when the fight broke out, but he was met by several men coming down the stairs.
He tried to stop the group from leaving, but one of the men displayed a knife and threatened to stab him if he didn’t let them leave, police said.
Police canvassed the area for suspects, but no arrests were made, said Grant.
Police could not say why the fight broke out or how many people were involved. The employees were not identified and the incident is under investigation.
No one at the bar could be reached for comment Saturday afternoon.Derek J. Anderson can be reached at derek.anderson @globe.com.