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Man Arrested in F.C. Stabbing Last Thursday

A 67-year old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a person last Thursday on North Maple Avenue in the City of Falls Church.

Police arrested John M. Schmelzer, of Falls Church, at a residence in the 200 block of N. Maple Ave. and charged him with Malicious Wounding and Malicious Prevention of Emergency Communication. Police say Schmelzer stabbed his victim and disconnected a 911 call made by the victim. Police traced the call and found Schmelzer and the victim arguing when they arrived on the scene.

Police say Schmelzer and the victim knew each other. The victim was treated at a local hospital and released.

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