SARATOGA SPRINGS - City police have made an arrest in connection with an overnight incident during which a 38-year-old man was slashed on the arm.
The incident is believed to have occured shortly after 2 a.m. on Caroline Street between Pavilion Row and Henry Street where a fight had taken place between two men, police said.The assailant had left the scene prior to officers arriving. A person of interest was quickly identified.
Chalmers D. Davis, 43, of Saratoga Springs was charged with felony assault, and with criminal possession of a weapon - which rises to a felony based on a previous conviction.
Police said their investigation shows the incident started as a verbal argument between the two men and escalated into a physical confrontation during which Davis is accused of using a knife.
The victim, whose name was not released, suffered a significant laceration to his left arm and was transported to Albany Medical Center. His injury is not considered life threatening.
Davis was arraigned in City Court and sent to Saratoga County jail without bail. Additional charges are possible, city police said.