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Police: No one will be charged in Portland stabbing death

31-year-old Anthony Best died after being stabbed in an altercation in Denny's parking lot on Brighton Avenue. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – Police say no one is being charged in the stabbing death of a man in Portland two years ago.

This happened back in April of 2016.

31-year-old Anthony Best died after being stabbed in an altercation in Denny's parking lot on Brighton Avenue.

Police have been investigating all people involved and many witnesses.

Through their investigation, they say they learned prior to the stabbing at Denny’s, Best and several friends were involved in another altercation with the same group at PT's Showclub on Riverside Street.

Staff at the club had kicked out Best and the group because of their aggressive behavior.

The other individuals left the nightclub a short time later, hoping to avoid another confrontation, and drove to the Denny's parking lot.

Best followed them and confronted the group as they sat in their car. A fight ensued between Best and one of the men in the group, and during this altercation, Best was stabbed several times in the torso.

The investigation has shown that Best was the aggressor and that the person responsible for the stabbing was justified because the person was acting in self-defense.

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