A 26 year old man is in custody following an assault and subsequent search.

According to WMTW, law enforcement was called to Maine Avenue in Farmingdale just after 5 PM on Tuesday for the report of a stabbing.

The victim of the stabbing, a 31 year old man, was taken by ambulance to Maine General Medical Center.

Following a short investigation, deputies began a search for the alleged attacker, 26 year old Hector Rivera.  Rivera was located about an hour later and, after a struggle with the K-9 unit, was taken into custody.

Rivera was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities have not revealed what led to the alleged assault.

Rivera is facing several charges, including elevated aggravated assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

*PLEASE NOTE: All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

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