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Update: One in Hospital, One Arrested After Stabbing

SWOYERSVILLE — We’re learning more about a stabbing in Luzerne County that put one man in the hospital, and another man in custody.

The stabbing happened around 8:20 p.m. Saturday in Swoyersville.

Officers were called to a home in the 900 block of Main Street.

They found John DaSilva, 51, with a stab wound to his chest.

DaSilva said he was stabbed by his roommate, Richard O’Donnell, 48.

O’Donnell is locked up in the Luzerne County jail on assault and other charges.

Officers said DaSilva was taken to the hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Investigators said the two men were arguing on the porch of the home before the stabbing.


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