Tonawanda man accused of stabbing, slashing man at baseball game

Paul Christopher is now facing several charges
Posted at 6:47 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 06:36:19-04

A Town of Tonawanda man connected to the downfall of a Buffalo Municipal Housing Commissioner is under arrest after allegedly attacking another man during a baseball game.

Police were called to the diamonds on Brompton Road in the town, Thursday evening around 6. Investigators say 43-year-old Paul J. Christopher stabbed and slashed his ex-wife's new boyfriend with a pen as the two were watching a baseball game.

Christopher was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal contempt and child endangerment. Police say the latter charge is due to the fact the attack happened in the presence of a 12-year-old child.

The victim was treated at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and is expected to be ok.

Christopher is due back in court for a felony hearing on Monday.

Paul Christopher has made headlines in the past. He is the man linked to the recording of Joe Mascia, where the former Buffalo Municipal Housing Commissioner was heard making racist remarks against Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and other high-ranking African American officials in the city of Buffalo.

Mascia was removed from office and denied the ability to run for office in the upcoming elections. He's challenging that move in court.