Syracuse man charged in downtown afternoon stabbing; Victim in critical condition

John Fredette charged in downtown Syracuse stabbing (New York Sex Offender Log)

Police have made an arrest in a stabbing that occurred Monday afternoon in downtown Syracuse.

According to police, officers responded to the 400 block of S. Salina Street around 12:12 p.m. in regards to a stabbing call.

When officers arrived, they found a man in his 20s suffering from a stab wound to the upper part of his body.

The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment.

Police said the victim is currently listed in critical condition.

Witnesses provided responding officers with a suspect description and the suspect was located near the intersection of W. Water Street and S. Franklin Street a short time later.

He has been identified as John J. Fredette Jr., 40, of Syracuse. He has been charged with assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.

Fredette was also wanted for unrelated offenses relating to his failure to properly report as a sex offender.

He is currently being lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center.

An investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222.

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