'Saved by the Bell' Actor Arrested in Wisconsin

Booking photo of Actor Dustin Diamond (Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office)

Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond was arrested in Wisconsin on Friday after an apparent altercation at a bar on Christmas Day. 

The 37-year-old actor was arrested for possession of a switchblade, carrying a concealed weapon and first degree reckless endangerment, a Ozaukee County jail clerk confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. 

The City of Port Washington police department issued a news release regarding a Christmas Day incident, but did not name Diamond as a suspect. 

According to officers on the scene, "a male, age 37, had stabbed another male patron and left the bar in a white SUV with his 27 year old girlfriend," the department said in the statement. "Officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and suspects and took both into custody. Further investigation revealed the suspects were in the Grand Ave Saloon where an altercation took place."

"The altercation escalated to the point where a victim was stabbed by the 37 year old suspect. The knife was recovered in his vehicle," the statement read. The man who was stabbed was treated for "not life threatening wounds."

The news was earlier reported by WITI-TV FOX 6 News in Wisconsin.

A rep for Diamond did not immediately respond for a request for comment. The actor will appear in Ozaukee County court on Dec. 26.

Diamond portrayed the character "Screech" Powers in Saved by the Bell. 

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12:08 pm, Dec. 26 Updated with a statement from the City of Port Washington police department