- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a northwestern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed another man last weekend.

Hackettstown police say 25-year-old town resident Steven Haar faces aggravated assault and weapons charges.

The 28-year-old victim told police he was stabbed early Sunday after his attacker asked for a cigarette or money. When the man didn’t hand over anything, he said the attacker brandished a knife and eventually stabbed him.

But investigators say that story was false.

They say Haar, the victim and another man had agreed to meet to a settle an earlier dispute. Haar allegedly stabbed the victim in the foot and back during that meeting before fleeing the scene.

It’s not known if Haar has retained a lawyer. He remained jailed on Wednesday.

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