A man with a group of friends walking down Main Street was stabbed through his right forearm in an altercation that began with an exchange of insults, according to police.
The incident occurred April 21. Patch obtained details from court documents Wednesday.
Justin Michael McCabe, 28, of Oella Avenue, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the stabbing of the man.
The victim was walking along the 8000 block of Main Street near a hot dog cart with his friends around 1 a.m. on April 21 when a man began verbally harassing them, including using slurs against homosexuals, according to the police report.
A shoving match ensued and McCabe pulled out a knife, according to charging documents. The victim jumped out of the way, but the knife ended up striking the man's right forearm, going through his arm and coming out the other side, according to police.
The perpetrator ran away, according to police. The man identified McCabe in a photo lineup and in pictures of McCabe working at the vendor's stand on the internet, police said. He was arrested May 3 and posted a $10,000 bond May 4.
Police said they are not investigating the incident as a hate crime.