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Westchester Man Arrested For Attack With Box Cutter, Police Say

A Peekskill man was arrested for allegedly slashing another person with a box cutter.
A Peekskill man was arrested for allegedly slashing another person with a box cutter. Photo Credit: File

A 33-year-old Westchester man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a box cutter.

The attack took place at 2:20 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, on North Division Street, said City of Peekskill Police Lt. Jack Galusha.

According to Galusha, officers responded to the area for a report of an assault with a knife and found a victim had been slashed with a box cutter.

Arriving officers stopped John Rutledge, 33, of Peekskill, who matched a description as he was walking away from the nearby scene, Galusha said.

After making a positive identification, Rutledge was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

Galusha said the victim and Rutledge may have been in a dispute just prior to the slashing.

The victim received a laceration to his wrist and was transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.

Rutledge was remanded to Westchester County Jail. He is due to appear in court on Monday, Nov. 18.

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