Police Investigating Stabbing in Scranton

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SCRANTON — A man from New York is charged in a stabbing in Scranton.

It happened after hours at a barber shop just after 11 p.m. Monday on Prospect Avenue.

According to police, the stabbing happened because of a miscommunication.

Cops say the victim was sitting in a barber’s chair arguing with another friend. Witnesses say the two argue often.

Raequon Thompson, 21, of Yonkers, misunderstood the argument and stabbed Nathan Jones, 57, of Scranton, in an attempt to save his friend.

Thompson stabbed Jones in the neck. So, far there is no word on Jones’ condition.

Thompson is locked up, facing aggravated assault and other related charges in Lackawanna County.


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