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Cheektowaga man arrested for Sunday evening stabbing on East Delavan

A 23-year-old Cheektowaga man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing early Sunday evening in the 1200 block of East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo police said Friday.

Gary L. Heard, of Preston Road, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was charged after an interrogation at Buffalo police headquarters Thursday.

The unidentified 21-year-old man who was stabbed about 7:40 p.m. Sunday near 1245 E. Delavan has been released from Erie County Medical Center. Heard remained in custody at the Erie County Holding Center Friday night pending further court proceedings next week.