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17-year-old charged with felony assault after attack with knife in Cayuga County

State police in Auburn have arrested a juvenile following an assault investigation in the village of Meridian.

According to a news release, troopers were dispatched to an alleged assault around 10:42 p.m. on May 13.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Sean R. Broadwell, age 23, was walking to his residence with his brother when a verbal argument ensued with a group of neighbor teens.


That’s when a 17-year-old from the group of teens, armed himself with a large knife and confronted the 23-year-old victim. During the ensuing physical altercation- Broadwell was struck with the knife- causing a large laceration.

He was transported to Upstate Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, troopers said.

The 17-year-old, who was not identified, was charged with second-degree assault as a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Troopers say the suspect was arraigned in Youth Court and released to his mother.



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