ANSON — Police say that the use of physical force may have been justified in a stabbing that took place Saturday on Spear Hill Road.

“The individual who is reported to have done the stabbing might have a defense that he had a right to use a level of physical force to defend himself,” Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, said Tuesday. “It is a complicated case.”

No one has been charged in the stabbing, which was reported to police around 8 a.m. Saturday, although it took place around midnight Friday.

One man was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital for treatment of an injury that was not believed to be life-threatening. Names are not being released, but the victim was from Madison, according to the Madison Police Department.

No charges have been filed.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation, along with the Somerset County district attorney.

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