ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca police have announced the arrest of one suspect in the alleged stabbing of a delivery driver on Saturday evening.

Police said they were called to the 100 block of West Green Street around 8:43 p.m. on August 13 after a victim described sustaining a stab wound to the arm. The victim said that he was sitting in his car waiting for a food order when he was “approached by the suspect who first punched the victim in the face through the open driver’s window of the victim’s vehicle.” The victim then tried to confront the suspect but was stabbed once in the arm as he left his car, police said.

The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect fled but was apprehended a short time later. The two parties had no prior interaction, police said.

The suspect was identified as 51-year-old Shawn Fenner, from Ithaca. He was charged with second degree assault, third degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was remanded to Tompkins County Jail.

Matt Butler

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