A 28-year-old Tonawanda man has been hospitalized and a Fredonia man has been jailed after a stabbing in the Village of Fredonia at a construction site on Thursday.
Around 9:30 a.m., Fredonia police responded to a 911 call regarding a stabbing that had just occurred at One Temple Square, 60 Temple St. Upon arrival, officers were met in the rear parking lot by the stabbing victim and a witness, both of whom were part of a construction crew working on the exterior of the building. The victim was bleeding with a stab wound to the back. The victim and witness identified Luis A. Morales-Pagan, 49, of 60 Temple Square, Fredonia, as the assailant. A knife was also recovered at the scene.
The victim told officers he asked the defendant to stay away from the construction site and alleged Morales-Pagan became upset and stabbed the victim. The victim was treated at the scene by Fredonia Fire Department and transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital where he was transferred by StarFlight to Erie County Medical Center.
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One man was hospitalized after a stabbing occurred at One Temple Square Thursday morning.
Morales-Pagan was detained at the scene and charged with second-degree assault before being transported to the Fredonia Police Department. Morales-Pagan was later remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $50,000 bail.