NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – New Port Richey police are currently searching for an attempted homicide suspect following a stabbing that occurred outside a bar Saturday evening.

According to police, the victim was smoking inside Pete’s Grand Central Bar located at 5732 Main Street, near the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Nebraska Avenue. The suspect, 35-year-old Dewayne Lamar Brown, knocked the cigarette out of the victim’s hand. As the victim tried to leave the bar to avoid further confrontation, Brown followed him outside.

Police say that’s when the victim attempted to avoid confrontation again but Brown then stabbed the victim in the upper body and sustained serious injuries

The stabbing victim walked back into the bar and bar patrons called 911. The victim was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital where he is expected to be okay.

Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for attempted homicide and Brown should be considered as armed and dangerous.

If you have any information Brown’s whereabouts or have seen him, please contact New Port Richey Police at (727) 841-4550.