1 hurt, 1 charged following Lewiston stabbing

Posted June 20, 2011, at 9:39 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — A man is in serious condition and another is facing charges following an early morning stabbing in a Lewiston apartment.

Officials say 22-year-old Richard Edwards of Lewiston is in serious condition at the Central Maine Medical Center after he was stabbed about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Lewiston police say 34-year-old Rai’kuez Melchiorre of Portland is facing a charge of aggravated assault. Melchiorre was treated for a cut before being taken to jail.

WMTW-TV says the stabbing took place in a College Street apartment. Police did not say what sparked the incident.