Woman suffers ‘superficial wounds’ in stabbing

Photo by Eric Tichy EMS crews and Jamestown police are pictured at a Prendergast Avenue apartment in Jamestown on Wednesday. A woman suffered superficial wounds in a stabbing incident.

JAMESTOWN — A woman suffered “superficial wounds” after a stabbing incident at a Prendergast Avenue apartment in Jamestown on Wednesday.

Police were called to the apartment, at the intersection of East Fifth Street, around 3 p.m. The woman was taken by ALSTAR EMS to UPMC Chautauqua hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Capt. Robert Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said.

The suspect was a person known to police, Samuelson said. No one was charged or taken into custody as of press time Wednesday.

The incident occurred about a half hour after city police were alerted to a person stabbed in front of a home at 614 Spring St. According to police, officers responded to Spring Street, and upon further investigation, police said Hector G. Velez Velazquez, of Jamestown, allegedly attempted to stab a male, no age given, in front of four children. Velazquez was charged with second-degree menacing and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was taken to UPMC Chautauqua, and then taken to City Jail. He will be in City Court later.

Samuelson said the person was sprayed with pepper spray. He said the incidents were not related.

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