2 men get in knife fight at graduation

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are search for a man who allegedly stabbed a relative during an altercation that started at the PACE Head Start graduation at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Head Start Director Peggy Ainsworth tells the Hattiesburg American she was not aware of the incident at the time it occurred.

Southern Miss Police Chief Bob Hopkins said authorities have identified the suspect and will release his name when a warrant is obtained for his arrest.

Hopkins said a fight between the suspect and the relative started about 11 a.m. Tuesday inside Reed Green Coliseum. Police broke up the fight, but it resumed outside the building. The suspect then allegedly cut the other man in the face with a knife.

Hopkins said the injuries were not life-threatening.