ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police are searching for the person who stabbed a man early Sunday morning. 

A man arrived at the hospital with three stab wounds around 5 a.m. Sunday, said Assistant Chief Steve Vangelo, Allentown Police Department.

At the same time, police were called to respond to 1101 Hamilton Street for a large fight.

The View nightclub is located inside the building. The club advertises after-hours parties from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Police said an investigation revealed people were fighting throughout the building, including inside stairwells. 

The 36-year-old man was stabbed several times, officials said. He was hospitalized but is expected to recover, Vangelo said.

The View has been under scrutiny by city officials before. In 2017, it faced closure under the city's nuisance abatement law, but the alleged violations were dropped after the club appealed the constitutionality of the law.

Last year, the View Lounge challenged the city's law again, claiming the law was being randomly enforced. Council members say that's not the case.

"The Nuisance Abatement law is just that. A nuisance doesn't happen once. A nuisance is a nuisance," said Candida Affa, Allentown City Council.

69 News reached out to the club's owners for comment but have not heard back.

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