Ithaca teen charged with assault in stabbing could face more charges

An Ithaca teen is accused of assault and could face more charges, after a fight that sent four women to the hospital with stab wounds Thursday night.

Ithaca Police say 17-year-old Dante Sweat is charged with assault. They say he was in the 600 Block of Chestnut Street, and stabbed four women.

One of these women was stabbed in the neck, though police say the injuries do not appear to be life threatening. They were taken to the hospital about 1:30 Friday morning.

Meanwhile, Sweat was sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $5,000 bail.

Ithaca Police continue to investigate. If you were in the area and may have seen anything suspicious, you're encouraged to call police at (607) 272-9973.

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