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Tonawanda man charged with stabbing ex-wife’s boyfriend with pen

A Town of Tonawanda man was arrested on multiple charges Thursday evening after allegedly using a pen to stab and slash his ex-wife’s boyfriend in the head, Town of Tonawanda police reported.

Paul J. Christopher, 43, the ex-husband, was placed under arrest on four counts, including second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, as the events unfolded before a 12-year-old child. Christopher had previously attracted attention for recording Joseph Mascia, a longtime tenant commissioner of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, using a racial slur in referring to prominent Buffalo politicians.

At about 6 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the baseball diamonds on Brompton Road. All parties had been watching a baseball game when an argument turned violent, police said.

The victim was treated at Kenmore Mercy Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Christopher was arraigned in Town of Tonawanda Court held without bail, pending a court appearance at 2 p.m. Monday, police said.