NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A Northampton man has been charged after two people were stabbed Wednesday evening at a Northampton apartment complex.

Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne confirmed to 22News that two victims were stabbed Wednesday evening at the Meadowbrook Apartments in the Florence section of the city. Jesus Baez, 18, of Northampton pled not guilty to two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (knife) resulting in serious bodily injury in Northampton District Court and is being held on $20,000.

Gagne told 22News, Baez encountered the 2 victims, ages 18 and 19, and a fight started out outside Baez’s apartment. He allegedly grabbed a knife and attacked the victims during the fight. The victims were both stabbed in the torso area. They were taken to Baystate Medical Center, underwent surgery, and are expected to be okay.

Baez called the police and turned himself in after the fight. There were nine people, 8 men and 1 woman, involved in the fight. Baez’s attorney says Baez was at the bottom of a pile during a fight and stabbed the people to get them off him.

Baez’s next court date is scheduled for September 23, 2022.