Cortlandt man charged with assault after stabbing arrest

Police have arrested a Cortlandt man for allegedly stabbing another person in the chest with a steak knife. State police say Jefferson Velasquez was drinking with an acquaintance at his Crompond Road home in Cortlandt when they started a fight. Velasquez then reportedly stabbed the acquaintance and is now charged with assault. Officials say the victim is recovering at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Velasquez is being held without bail at Westchester County Jail.

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