YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Youngstown man was charged with felonious assault after a man was stabbed in the arm with a knife Saturday afternoon.
Police arrested Frank Montalvo, 48, after officers were called to his Erie Street home for a fight between several men.
Montalvo, who police said was intoxicated, told officers he was attacked by two acquaintances, and he said the stabbing was in self defense. He said five people came to his house and tried to fight him over something posted on Facebook.
Montalvo said he argued with the men and went back into the house, grabbing two knives. He said the men backed away but then charged him, causing him to swing the knife in self defense.
Police said, however, that blood evidence at the scene matched the victim’s version of events. He said three others collaborated his story, although they were interviewed separately.
The alleged victim told police that he and the other men remained on the sidewalk in front of his home. He said it was then that Montalvo charged at them with the knives, stabbing him in the arm. The handle broke off and the knife got stuck in his arm.
Montalvo was taken to Mahoning County Jail, where he remained Monday.