Man stabbed in chest 4 times in Niagara Falls; suspect named

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Niagara Falls have charged a man with assault after they say he stabbed another man in the chest four times.

After receiving a call for a stabbing on LaSalle Ave. Friday night, police found the victim and rushed him to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

The victim was then stabilized and and taken to ECMC for surgery related to a punctured lung.

Days later, on Tuesday evening, Lawrence Smith, 28, was found at the Niagara County Social Services building on 10th Street and taken into custody.

The victim is expected to fully recover from the incident. 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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