Man stabbed by burglar in his own apartment

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Jamestown Police say a Willard Street man was stabbed in his own apartment by a burglar, early Friday morning.

According to investigators, 39-year-old Lawrence White broke into a second floor apartment around 2:30 a.m. The noise of the break-in woke the male resident who confronted the alleged burglar.

An altercation ensued, during which the male victim was stabbed in the chest. The victim was taken to WCA hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later transferred to UPMC in Erie, PA.

Police caught up with White at his home on Barrows Street a short time later and arrested him for second degree burglary and second degree assault.

White was taken to the city jail pending arraignment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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