The Whatcom County sheriff says a fatal stabbing appears to be self-defense during a fight involving gang members at Maple Falls, about 20 miles northeast of Bellingham.

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The Whatcom County sheriff says a fatal stabbing appears to be self-defense during a fight involving gang members at Maple Falls, about 20 miles northeast of Bellingham.

Sheriff Bill Elfo told The Bellingham Herald ( http://is.gd/Fsmeir) the fight late Saturday night involved members of a gang known as Insane Clown Posse, after a rap group.

One man was reportedly struck in the head with a chain during the fight. Another man defending himself with a pocket knife fatally stabbed a 20-year-old Maple Falls man. Friends took him to a fire station for help, and he died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital.

Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com