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REED ST. MAN IS CHARGED IN WEEKEND KNIFE ASSAULT

A Reed Street man was arrested Thursday and charged with slashing another man in the face Sunday, police said.

Richard V. James, 19, of 47 Reed St. was charged with second-degree assault for using a knife to slash a Genesee Street man during an argument at the victim's home.

James was arrested by Fillore Station police officers at 480 Ivy St. at 9:15 p.m.

The victim was taken to Buffalo General Hospital after the assault Sunday night. He told police it took 30 stitches to close a 3-inch laceration across his cheek.

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