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Police: Syracuse man stabbed 7-year-old nephew in arm

Maurice Maddox (Syracuse Police)

A Syracuse man, who police believe was under the influence of drugs, stabbed his nephew in the arm Saturday morning.

Syracuse Police responded to 249 West Brighton Avenue just before 8:00 a.m. for a stabbing call. Officers located the victim's uncle, 23-year-old Maurice Maddox, not far away.

When officers found Maddox, he appeared under the influence of drugs and was cutting himself with a piece of glass, police said.

Both the 7-year-old boy and Maddox were taken to Upstate University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Maddox was sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center on charges of assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police say the knife used was recovered.

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