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Clarence man held in stabbing of 'elderly' man

Clarence man held in stabbing of 'elderly' man

A 41-year-old Clarence man was arrested Thursday on attempted murder charges after an alleged stabbing, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Jonathan McKibben was arrested on several charges after a deputy saw him "covered in blood" while walking on a Clarence road near the incident, officials said.

The victim was stabbed at a residence on Manor Wood Lane on Thursday afternoon. The victim knew the suspect, the Sheriff's Office said.  

The condition and age of the victim was not released by the Sheriff's Office, which described the victim as "elderly." 

While responding to the call, a deputy on his way to the scene saw McKibben, who fit the description of the suspect, covered in blood as he walked down Sawmill Road, according to officials.

The Sheriff's Office said that McKibben was taken into custody without incident and turned over to detectives.

McKibben was charged with felonies of attempted murder, second-degree assault with intent to injure using a weapon, second-degree assault of a victim 65 or older, criminal contempt (for violating an order of protection) and burglary. He was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

He is being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident.

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Long Island native, University at Buffalo graduate, part of the breaking news and criminal justice team for two years. Hired by The News in 1999, I covered high school sports for 15 years before being named deputy sports editor.

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