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Stabbing in Easton sends man to hospital; suspect arrested

EASTON, Pa. - Easton police said an argument-turned-fight led to an early-morning stabbing Thursday in the 200 block of South 14th Street.

Authorities charged Kevin Simon with attempted homicide and aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing of Vincent King. District Judge Nancy Matos Gonzalez arraigned the 32-year-old, setting bail at $100,000.

It began about 2:20 a.m. Thursday when Easton police were dispatched to the area of Washington and South 14th streets for a report of a stabbing victim.

Police said they arrived and found a person who had been stabbed in the neck. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious, but survivable injuries.

Investigators spoke with the victim's girlfriend at the hospital. She told authorities that she and King had gone to her sister's apartment that she shared with a man she called "K," who was later identified as Simon, according to court records.

An argument between the two men turned physical, and a witness said she watched Simon allegedly stab King in the neck with a knife.

Police drove the witness past Simon's apartment in the 1400 block of Washington Street. He was standing outside, and she identified him as King's attacker, according to police.

Authorities interviewed Simon shortly after 4 a.m. outside his apartment. He allegedly admitted fighting with King and pointed to where the fight happened. Police found a "bloody pool" in the snow outside his apartment.

Simon failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for March 30.

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