Fairlee man charged in stabbing incident

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FAIRLEE — A 44-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Fairlee yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of an active fight occurring at an address on Route 5s at around 8:40 p.m.

Initial reports indicated one of the individuals involved had been stabbed with a knife.

Troopers responded to the scene and met with all the parties involved.

Police say that an argument had occurred between Anthony Saucer, of Fairlee, and the victim, Robert Bishop, 45, of Fairlee.

During the argument Saucer retrieved a knife and stabbed Bishop.

Saucer was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Vermont State Police barracks in St. Johnsbury for processing.

He was ordered held without bail and issued a citation to appear in court to answer for the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated disorderly conduct, and violations of conditions of release.

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