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.

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