Geneva County authorities have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with a stabbing at a Halloween party reportedly prompted by a Ku Klux Klan costume.
WDHN is reporting that Michael Harrison Barrett, 18, a senior at Slocomb High School, has been charged with first-degree assault. More arrests could follow, authorities said.
Attempts to contact Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms were not immediately successful.
A witness at the party told authorities that Barrett arrived at a party where a few hundred people, some as young as 14, were gathered. Barrett was reportedly wearing what was described as a KKK costume.
A male approached Barrett, telling him the costume was offensive and that he should take it off. In the ensuing fight, Barrett reportedly stabbed the male in the side with a knife.
The victim was taken to a Dothan area hospital and is in stable condition after surgery.
Barrett was booked into the Geneva County Jail. Authorities are looking for any video of the incident.