Auburn man survives brutal stabbing, suspect arrested

Michael Fowler

An Auburn man is recovering after being stabbed multiple times during a fight at about 2:24 am in Auburn.

Police say the victim, 29-year-old Vann M. Macknail, was taken to Upstate for emergency surgery after he was found with multiple stab wounds in the doorway of the Midnight Madness restaurant. He is expected to recover, according to police.

The suspect, 30-year-old Michael F. Fowler, ran, but police eventually found him. The motive for the attack is still under investigation, and the weapon has not been found.

Fowler is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say Fowler is a transient, but used to live in the Auburn and Elmira areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jeffery Mead at 315-255-4702.