Worcester Man Arrested for Stabbing Friend in the Face

by | May 23, 2020 | Crime, Headlines, News

A stabbing reported to the Worcester Police Department just after 9:30 PM on Friday, May 22, brought officers to an Elm St. apartment.

Investigating officers learned a small group of friends were drinking together at the apartment when an argument ensued and led to a fight between two men.

A 28-year-old man was stabbed in the face with a pocket knife during the fight. The man’s injuries are not life threatening. Police arranged transport to the hospital.

A third man who had attempted to break up the fight was experiencing trouble breathing. He was also transported to the hospital.

The investigation led to Joseph Erb, 31, Worcester, who was arrested for the stabbing after being located on Sever St.

Erb faces charges of Armed Assault to Murder and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.


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