BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A man was stabbed five times outside a Butte bar in an apparently unprovoked attack and a suspect is charged with attempted deliberate homicide.

Investigators say the 49-year-old suspect was walking down the street shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday and began yelling at a group of people before attacking the victim.

The victim, a 28-year-old Arizona man who was in Butte for Thanksgiving, was slashed three times in the back, once in the cheek and once in the throat.

Butte-Silver Bow County officials say he was initially hospitalized in critical condition but was upgraded to fair condition Friday. His name has not been released.

Undersheriff George Skuletich said the suspect and the victim didn’t know each other.

Bail was set at $150,000 for the suspect, Louis Ted Caye of Butte. He did not enter a plea.

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