Man arrested after stabbing incident in Newport

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NEWPORT — A Newport man is facing charges after he allegedly stabbed someone during an altercation on Saturday.

Police say 24-year-old Dakota Deslandes was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.

Newport Police say they were notified at around 1:00 p.m. that a fight broke out in the parking lot of the post office on Coventry Street and that one man had been stabbed.

The arriving officer says he located the injured man with a large laceration to his chin.

He began to render medical aid to the victim, who was able to provide a description of the man who he claimed attacked him.

The victim claimed he had been driving on Route 5 when another man began following him and driving aggressively toward him.

The cars then pulled off the highway and into the post office parking lot.

The victim was transported to North Country Hospital to receive medical treatment.

Police say they received a call from Deslandes at around 4:30 p.m. asking if police were looking for him.

He arrived at the police station around 30 minutes later, where he was interviewed and placed under arrest.

Police say they have reviewed cell phone footage of the incident, which was taken by Deslandes during the altercation.

A judge ordered him released on conditions, and he was given a flash citation to appear in Orleans Criminal Court on Wednesday.

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