May 26, 2018
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Portland man charged in connection with stabbing

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — A 23-year-old city man has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing in the Old Port last weekend.

Christopher Johnson is accused of elevated aggravated assault, Portland City Spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said.

Johnson was taken into custody Wednesday at police headquarters, Clegg said.

Johnson has been charged in the wake of a June 7 incident in which a 22-year-old man was stabbed in the area of Fore and Wharf streets, Clegg said.

The victim since has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Johnson was identified after witness interviews and review of surveillance footage provided by an area bar.

Johnson is being held at the Cumberland County Jail. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday.

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