Police release new details about stabbing, death at Olmsted Township bar

Police release new details about stabbing, death at Olmsted Township bar

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - Olmsted Township police are investigating an altercation at Falls Lounge early Saturday morning.

The lounge, which is located near the intersection of Stearns Road and Bagley Road, was surrounded with police just before 1 a.m. Saturday.

Callers to 911 report seeing a large fight involving at least eight people. A separate caller to 911 said a masked individual came in and stabbed the bartender.

Upon entering the bar, officers encountered a female victim who was stabbed and transported to Southwest General Health Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Another female at the scene was transported and released from UH St. John Medical Center and police say she is a suspect and now in custody along with another man.

Police now say 28-year-old Franklin Castrucci III of North Olmsted was found dead in the front parking area of the bar.

The Cuyahoga County medical examiner's office will determine his cause of death.

Police say it's unclear Castrucci's involvement in the incident.

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