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Man arrested in pre-dawn stabbing downtown

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 911 call of a fight turned into a stabbing investigation before dawn Wednesday morning. 

Jonathan Riveria, of Louisville, was rushed to University Hospital around 2 a.m. with stab wounds to his stomach and left thigh.

Police arrested Emilio Claro Perez, 21, of Louisville shortly after the incident, near the intersection of 5th and W. Jefferson streets.

Claro Perez was seen armed with a butterfly-type knife, according to an arrest report, and bystanders told police about the stabbing.

Riveria was breaking up a fight between two girls, police said, when Claro Perez punched him.
Claro Perez is charged with first-degree assault.

 

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