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Wilkes-Barre Stabbing Called Case of Self-Defense

WILKES-BARRE -- A stabbing in Wilkes-Barre is being called a case of self-defense.

Police say Fernando Bracero was under the influence of something when returned home to North Empire Street and turned violent.

Someone who lives there used a knife to fend him off.

Bracero also hit a police officer several times.

It all happened just before 2 a.m. on Friday.

That man from Wilkes-Barre now faces assault and other charges in Luzerne County.

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