Poughkeepsie man held in stabbing

The Poughkeepsie Police Department is shown in this The Poughkeepsie Police Department is shown in this file photo. (Feb. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: Lee Ferris

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A stabbing Sunday night in the City of Poughkeepsie sent a man to the hospital and led to assault charges against a city man, police said.

Officers responded to the area of 5 S. White St. at 9:24 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Matthew Clark of the City of Poughkeepsie police said in a news release Monday. They found a 35-year-old city man, whom they did not identify, stabbed multiple times.

The victim was brought to Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers in the Town of Poughkeepsie, where he underwent surgery for his wounds, police said.

After a brief investigation, police arrested Santos Antonio Gonzalez Perez, 42, charged him with felony first-degree assault and detained him pending arraignment.

Poughkeepsie City Court officials were unable to confirm Monday afternoon whether the arraignment had yet taken place or provide information on Perez's legal representation.

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