Scranton Police Search for Suspect in Bar Stabbing.
Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or an intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. The object need not be a knife or gun, but could be any object used to inflict bodily harm upon another. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and to increased jail time. There often are defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such as self-defense or defense of a third party. Although the person whom you assaulted may have instigated the encounter or may have thrown the first punch, you may still be charged in the criminal system and fined and imprisoned.
The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that a Scranton man was stabbed outside a bar Friday night. The victim received several stitches from the stab wound inflicted by a 6 inch steak knife. Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect who is being charged with assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.
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