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Vincent Garcia of Mount Vernon charged in double stabbing

Mount Vernon police cars. (Nov. 29, 2012)

Mount Vernon police cars. (Nov. 29, 2012) Photo Credit: Faye Murman

A Mount Vernon man was arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing two men, Mount Vernon authorities said.

Officer Donald Moore was patrolling downtown at 3:14 a.m. when he saw three men fighting in front of Sue's Rendezvous, a strip club at 96 Gramatan Ave.

When Moore went to break up the fight, one of the men bolted, authorities said, but he didn't get far. A few minutes later, Officer Frank Kozakiewicz spotted 31-year-old Vincent Garcia and arrested him.

Garcia is accused of stabbing and slashing the other two men. One victim, a 22-year-old man, was stabbed in the bicep and also suffered a severe cut, authorities said. He was treated at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Another man, 27, was slashed in the face and was treated at Mount Vernon Hospital. Neither man suffered life-threatening injuries.

The information on the fight and arrests was released by Mayor Ernie Davis' office. Davis, who has involved himself in the day-to-day operations of the police force, handles all press inquiries regarding the Police Department, and all police communications come through his office.

Garcia, of 124 Terrace Ave., was charged with two counts of felony assault. It was not immediately clear whether Garcia had retained an attorney.

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