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Man charged in Niagara Falls stabbing

NIAGARA FALLS – Police on Tuesday charged a man with an April 29 stabbing on LaSalle Avenue.

Lawrence Smith, 28, was arrested at the Niagara County Department of Social Services building on 10th Street, Niagara Falls police said.

Police charged Smith with first-degree assault and he was to be arraigned Wednesday in Niagara Falls City Court.

Smith is accused of stabbing a man in the chest four times in a home on the 1500 block of LaSalle Avenue. The victim, who is expected to make a full recovery, had to be rushed to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment and underwent surgery for a punctured lung at Erie County Medical Center.