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Suspect arrested in Stroudsburg double stabbing

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 13 2013 08:00:57 PM CDT
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STROUSBURG, Pa. -

A downtown Stroudsburg double stabbing has put a Poconos man in Police custody.

Officials say the stabbings happened in the 700 block of Main Street around 2:30 this morning.

Police say they immediately located the suspect.. 31-year-old Matthew Ecker of Effort.. holding a bloody military-style knife.

Ecker was the tased after refusing to drop the knife.

Authorities say one of the victims may need surgery for a severe stab wound to the arm.

The other victim was wounded in the hand.

Ecker is facing assault charges. He's being held in the Monroe County Correctional Facility on 50-thousand dollars bail.