A 47-year-old Juneau man died Thursday after being stabbed in a fight that happened in downtown Juneau early in the morning. Police have arrested 39-year-old Fenton L. Jacobs on multiple murder charges.

Police and medics were called just before 12:30 a.m. to South Franklin Street near Front Street, according to a Juneau Police Department statement, for what was originally described as a fistfight.

Medics took the victim, William Scott Campbell, to Bartlett Regional Hospital, where he was discovered to have three stab wounds.

“He was deemed to be in critical condition,” police wrote. “Due to the life-threatening injuries, Campbell was medevaced to Seattle. He succumbed to his injuries and died on the flight while en route to Seattle this morning.”

JPD spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said a total of five people were originally involved in the fight, which occurred on a sidewalk along South Franklin.

Investigators believe alcohol was a factor, although it wasn’t clear which people had been drinking.

“It sounded like it started as a verbal dispute and just erupted into a physical altercation,” Kalwara said.

Police contacted and detained Jacobs, but didn't officially name him until Friday. In a statement JPD stated Jacobs is charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, harassment and resisting or interfering with arrest.

Jacobs is being held at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $500,000 bail.

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