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Police arrest 1 in East Stroudsburg stabbing incident

By Nancy Dougherty, WFMZ.com Reporter, NDougherty@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 21 2012 07:53:41 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 21 2012 07:54:04 AM CST
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EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -

Police have arrested one man in connection with a stabbing Tuesday night in Monroe County.

It happened around 5 p.m. on Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg.

Police said Rafael Jimenez stabbed a man and tried to stab a woman who sprayed him with Mace while she tried to defend herself and the man who was stabbed.

The stabbing took place after a verbal argument apparently started by Jimenez, police said.

The stabbing victim was taken to Pocono Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Jimenez was taken to the Monroe County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangering and public drunkenness.