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Police: St. James resident in custody for stabbing of man in Port Jefferson

According to police, two men got into an argument that became physical at around 2 a.m. near Arden Place.

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2022, 5:13 PM

Updated 806 days ago

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Suffolk County police have arrested 32-year-old Nicholas Thornton of St. James in connection with a stabbing early Sunday morning in Port Jefferson. 
According to police, two men got into an argument that became physical at around 2 a.m. near Arden Place. They say that’s when Thornton stabbed a 20-year-old victim in the arm. 
The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. 
Thornton is scheduled to face a judge today for assault in the second degree. 


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