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A dispute over chicken led to the alleged stabbing of a 51-year-old man in Lynn

LYNN — A Lynn man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a 51-year-old man on Washington Street during an argument over chicken on Wednesday night.

William Capone, 41, of 72 Washington St., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault to murder. He was arraigned in Lynn District Court on Thursday and held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

Police responded to an apartment at 72 Washington St. on a report of a stabbing at 11 p.m., and found the victim bleeding from his neck from a knife wound, said Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec.

A screwdriver was also used in the stabbing, according to court documents.

The victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries but was later reported to be in stable condition, said Kmiec.

Capone was still on the scene when police arrived and was taken into custody after officers spoke with witnesses and people involved in the incident, Kmiec said.

Capone told police the argument was over chicken, but the victim relayed that the fight was over a “gay parade.” Another man present for the incident told police he didn’t know what prompted the argument, but that the three of them had been drinking, court documents show.

Responding police saw blood splatters all over the living room and the coffee table near the couch appeared to be shifted as various items were scattered on the floor near it. Capone was found with his head and upper body covered in blood, according to court documents.

After police took Capone into custody and were walking him to the cruiser, he pulled away and intentionally hit his head twice on the wall of the hallway, leaving a bloody imprint, court documents show.

On the way down the stairs, he continued to try to pull away to hit his head on the stairwell walls and was able to do so twice, court documents show.


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