Man accidentally stabbed at Tennessee haunted house, worker suspended

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- On Friday night, 29-year-old James Yochim visited a haunted house in Tennessee and ended up getting nine stitches.

According to WREG, he was stabbed by a friend who had been handed a knife by a person thought to be a cast member at Nashville Nightmare in Madison.

Yochim said he and his friends had been chased around by people with chainsaws and other weapons; they expected the weapon one of his friends was handed was fake.

"So she stabs at me with it, and everything got really black," Yochim said.

Yochim said the man who gave them the knife started panicking and claimed he didn't know the knife was sharp.

Yochim's arm needed nine stitches.

Nashville Nightmare organizers say a male employee was suspended following the incident.