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Stabbing suspect turns himself in

A former University at Buffalo student who left his college ID in a backpack found at the scene of a violent home invasion last month surrendered to Lackawanna police early Monday morning.

Curtis T. Jordan, 24, of Transit Road, Depew, who turned himself in to police at about 6 a.m., is accused of stabbing two people in a home invasion on South Park Avenue early on the morning of May 23.

Jordan learned he was wanted on a warrant after the case was featured on the WKBW-TV Channel 7 Crimestoppers segment Friday evening.

Lackawanna police said the would-be thief entered the home at about 2:45 a.m. May 23, armed with what turned out to be a BB gun, and confronted three people who were sitting at the dining room table playing cards. The intruder ordered them down onto the floor and began to bind them with duct tape, before they fought back, leading him to grab a kitchen knife and stab two of them.

A 64-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman needed hospital treatment after suffering 3-inch cuts to the abdomen, police said.

After finding the UB identification card, Lackawanna Lt. Joseph Leo and Detective Daniel Cardi worked with UB police inspector Daniel Jay to find where Jordan was living.

Jordan was arrested on a warrant charging him with two counts of first-degree assault, along with first-degree robbery, burglary, attempted grand larceny, unlawful imprisonment and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

e-mail: gwarner@buffnews.com

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