An Ithaca man is arrested after early morning stabbing

Jose Guzman (28)

A City of Ithaca man is behind bars after police say he stabbed a man at a home on Dewitt Place.

Police were called to Dewitt Place at about 3:01 am Friday for a stabbing. Officers found the victim, who was bleeding heavily from a stab wound in his abdomen. The victim spoke little English and initially refused to cooperate, according to police.

After the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment, officers were able to get a suspect description.

Shortly after, police found and detained 28-year-old Jose Guzman, who they say fit the suspect description, several blocks from the scene. Police later arrested and charged Guzman for second degree assault, a felony.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ithaca Police at 607-697-0333.