Man stabbed near Cortland County office building

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City police are investigating a stabbing that occurred around 10:00 this morning outside the Cortland County Office Building.

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Witnesses reported seeing 24-year-old Edward Widger, of Port Watson Street, use a knife to slash the arm of a male victim as he rode past him on a bicycle.

Lt. Michael Strangeway said Widger and the victim are acquainted with one another – he may currently be dating one of Widger’s ex-girlfriends.

City police were on-scene quickly and located Widger still in possession of the knife.

He was taken into custody and charged with two felonies for 2nd-degree assault and 3rd-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The victim was rushed to GCMC and treated for a 5-7 inch long, non-life threatening cut on his arm.

Widger is currently held at CPD awaiting arraignment.

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