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Salem man arrested for assault, police recant stabbing claim

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SALEM, Ohio - One man was arrested after an assault in Salem Monday.

Jonathan Abbott, 26, was arrested after an altercation with an unidentified person shortly after midnight Monday at Stadium GM. 

He was arrested after attempting to flee the scene.

Police initially believed that Abbott had stabbed someone during an altercation, but recanted the statement after discovering he had a splint on his finger.

He faces a charge of simple assault.

The victim was sent to a hospital and treated with a minor injury. 

 

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