A Portland man wanted by police in connection with a stabbing in March has been arrested by federal agents along the Mexican border.

Abdi Awad, 25, was arrested Monday in Sierra Blanca, a Texas town about 80 miles from the Mexican city of Juarez. Awad is being held on a warrant based on a Cumberland County grand jury indictment handed up Aug. 4.

The warrant, seeking his arrest on a charge of the Class A crime of elevated aggravated assault, stems from a March 6 stabbing at a nightclub at 1192 Forest Ave.

The victim, a security person in his 30s who was working at a private party, had sought to quell a disturbance and was escorting someone outside when he was hit from behind by an object just before 1:30 a.m., police said. The man was knocked to the ground then stabbed twice in the back of his torso.

The attacker fled, police said.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Maine Medical Center, treated and released.

Awad was charged in May in Rumford on charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly threw a handgun as he was being chased by police in Rumford, causing it to discharge.

Awad and two other men were charged with robbing a couple at Madison and Anderson streets in June 2009. He was charged with a similar robbery a year earlier on the same corner. In 2007, Awad was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon after a witness reported seeing him fire gunshots in the Kennedy Park area.

Police had few details about Awad’s arrest Monday and whether he faces additional charges in Texas or if a check of his identity, which could have been done if he tried to cross the border, turned up the Portland warrant.