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Patterson Man Stabbed In Head With Knife During Assault, Sheriff Says

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PATTERSON, N.Y. -- A 41-year-old man is facing a first-degree assault charge after stabbing a man in the head with a knife, authorities said Friday, Dec. 11.

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith said the alleged assault occurred late Wednesday in the victim's apartment on Route 311.

Victor Manuel Molina-Alfado, 41, was arrested at the apartment about 10:15 p.m. after police responded to a reported disturbance and found him "unconscious from apparent alcohol intoxication." The victim, 21, was also in the apartment, bleeding from the head, police said.

According to authorities, the 21-year-old told police Molina-Alfado had stabbed him. A knife was recovered at the scene.

Smith said both men were taken from the apartment by ambulance. The 21-year-old was taken to Danbury Hospital, where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Molina-Alfado was taken to Putnam Hospital Center and later released to authorities.

Molina Alfado, an El Salvador national who told police he was living in a home on Route 301 in Carmel, was later arraigned in Patterson Town Court, where he was charged with first-degree assault, a felony. Bail was set at $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.

Smith said federal immigration authorities were notified of Molina-Alfado's arrest.

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