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Olean man in critical condition after stabbing

OLEAN – An Olean man is fighting for his life after he was stabbed stabbed in the stomach outside his North 12th Street home about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Elmer Ellis, 45, is listed in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo. His attacker was identified as Leroy J. Williams, 31, of Hinsdale, who was taken into custody in the 600 block of East State Street early Thursday and arraigned in Olean City Court on a charge of of second-degree assault. Bail was set at $10,000.

Police said the stabbing occurred as the two argued. Williams fled before police arrived, authorities said.

Ellis was taken to Olean General Hospital before being transferred to ECMC, where he underwent surgery.

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