Worcester man arrested for assaulting neighbor with knife

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WORCESTER — Worcester Police officers arrested a man Saturday morning after he allegedly attacked his neighbor with a knife during a dispute.

At around 10:12 a.m. on May 18, officers were called to June Street where they found a male victim with a throat laceration.

The victim, who was alert and conscious, reported that he had been in an argument with his neighbor that escalated to violence.

Police located the suspect, 38-year-old Kenneth Benson, in his apartment and arrested him without further incident.

Benson is now facing charges including assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Emergency responders transported the victim to the hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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