Arrest made in downtown Nashville stabbing

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was stabbed Monday night during an argument at a homeless camp in downtown Nashville, Metro police say.

Officers responded just before midnight to the area of Second Avenue North near Jefferson Street where the victim was found with a stab wound to the abdomen.

Police said the victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

A witness was able to identify the stabber as Michael Senter, investigators added.

According to an arrest affidavit, the victim found Senter rummaging through his tent, so he confronted him and that led to an argument.

At some point during the argument, the court documents allege Senter, 38, grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim, then took off with Paul Pawelko, 51.

Police said Pawelko helped to distract officers so Senter could get away, but both men were arrested.

Senter was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Pawelko faced a charge of accessory after the fact.

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