- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Police have arrested a transient man after investigators say he stabbed another man in the back near downtown Boulder.

Forty-seven-year-old Monroe Newsom was being held on an assault charge after the stabbing Wednesday.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports (http://tinyurl.com/mmbk9ua ) 34-year-old Steven McMillian was seriously injured and taken to a hospital.

Authorities say McMillian was stabbed with a knife with a 9-inch blade. The blade was lodged in his back when officers arrived.

McMillian told police he tried to disarm Newsom after Newsom approached swinging the knife.

Police say McMillian’s friends detained Newsom until officers arrived. Newsom suffered a stab wound in the arm and was taken to a hospital. Police arrested him after he was treated and released.

Online jail records didn’t say whether he had a lawyer.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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