John Mayor charged with assault

Updated: October 3, 2010, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

BRANFORD, Conn. -- Police say a New Hampshire man has been stabbed in a bar fight over the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry.

Police in the Connecticut shoreline town Branford arrested New Haven resident John Mayor on Saturday night. They say he stabbed Monte Freire, a resident of Nashua, N.H.

Police say Freire was stabbed in the neck with a knife and is hospitalized in critical condition. They say his friends pursued and helped arrest Mayor.

The 45-year-old Mayor is charged with assault and other offenses. He's being held on $500,000 bond.

There's no phone listing for him in New Haven. It was unknown Sunday if he's represented by a lawyer.

Police Capt. Geoffrey Morgan says the attack in a dispute over the decades-long American League East rivalry is a shame.


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