Man accused in Kings Island campground stabbing arraigned in Mason court

A preliminary hearing was set for a man accused of a stabbing during a brawl Saturday night at Kings Island’s Camp Cedar, prompting a police response from several agencies.

Tudor Lazar, 39, was video-arraigned Monday morning in Mason Municipal Court on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. Lazar is listed as an Arlington, Texas, resident in court records, but from Tukwila, Washington, in records from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

The court ordered Lazar to be held on a $150,000 bond and scheduled a preliminary hearing for May 3.

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According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Lazar allegedly stabbed another person during a fight at Kings Island’s Camp Cedar just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Lazar was booked into the Warren County Jail at 12:17 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies said multiple people were taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Witnesses told our news partner WCPO the stabbing happened during a large fight.

Credit: Warren County Jail

Credit: Warren County Jail

According to the Warren County Sheriff’s incident report, approximately 50 people were reported fighting at Camp Cedar and one person had been cut in the neck. The report indicated five people were transported to UC Health West Chester Hospital for treatment. The report also said the weapon was a piece of broken glass.

Officials said this was the only arrest made, and the person stabbed is expected to recover, they confirmed Monday. The sheriff’s office said the four others were treated and released.

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“We are aware of an altercation between multiple parties at Camp Cedar on Saturday evening that resulted in injuries,” Camp Cedar said in a statement Sunday. “It is an active investigation, and we are fully cooperating with local law enforcement. All inquiries should be directed to the Warren County Sheriff’s (Office).”

Kings Island Camp Cedar is an outdoor resort in Deerfield Twp., one mile north of the Kings Island amusement park off Interstate 71. Camp Cedar opened in July 2021.

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