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Police investigate stabbing at West Seneca home

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 13:26:09-04

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A West Seneca man has been arrested and charged after stabbing his girlfriend and attacking others during an incident Tuesday.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said 35-year-old Michael Slawatycki of West Seneca has been arraigned Tuesday evening on one count of Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest, and two counts of Harassment.

Slawatycki allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times in the upper apartment of a home on Clinton Street in the Town of West Seneca. The victim was taken to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries.

When officers responded to the scene, they allegedly found Slawatycki in the backyard. He was also taken to ECMC to be treated for multiple, non-life threatening stab wounds.

Slawatycki is scheduled to return on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. He remains held on $75,000 bail.

If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of 7 years in prison.

Police say officers were called to a home on Clinton Street around 3:30 p.m. for a disturbance and stabbing.

Officer located 35-year-old Michael Slawatycki in the backyard wearing only underwear and covered in blood.

According to police, Slawatycki was aggressive towards officers and had to be tased twice before being taken into custody.

Investigators say he grabbed a large kitchen knife and stabbed his girlfriend several times. Police believe he may have been having a reaction to drugs at the time of the incident.

Police say tenants in the lower apartment were also attacked while trying to intervene.

The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center for stab wounds and is currently in stable condition.

Slawatycki was also taken to ECMC for lacerations to his hand and was treated and returned to police.

Slawatycki was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and two counts of harassment.