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Allentown man arrested for January stabbing on Twelfth Street

Thomas Diaz of Allentown arrested in attack

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A 21-year-old Allentown man has been arrested for participating in assaulting and stabbing a victim in his home.

Thomas Diaz has been charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and harassment.

The crime occurred around 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29  in the city. Police responding  to a report of a stabbing found the victim with a stab wound in his abdomen. He was transported to the hospital.

Witnesses told police at least three people participated in the assault on the victim.

Police later learned the victim was walking near 12th and Walnut streets when four individuals got out of a car. Two of them, later identified as Diaz and Terry Gibson, began to punch the victim in the head. Another male, identified only as "Rep"  by police, struck the victim over the head. The fourth attacker, identified as Dillon Milburn , took out a pocket knife and stabbed the victim in the abdomen.

Diaz lives in the 1900 block of S. Delaware Street in the city.


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