Police accuse Norwich man of stabbing victim during argument

NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — A Norwich man is behind bars after police say he stabbed another person early Thursday morning.

Matthew Neer, 36, was arrested following the stabbing Mechanic Street in Norwich.

Police say they received word of a stab victim at the emergency room at Chenango Memorial Hospital around 1:58 a.m.

Shortly after, officers arrested Neer at his residence on Silver Street. When confronted by police, officers say Neer attempted to hide the knife in his home.

Police accuse Neer of stabbing the victim in the left rib cage area during an argument.

Neer is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence, both of which are felonies. He also faces a misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon charge.

Neer was arraigned in Norwich City Court and sent to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.

Authorities say the victim was treated and has since been released from the hospital.



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