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NIAGARA FALLS – Police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a Monday night stabbing that has left a city man in critical condition.

Marc Anthony Madore, 41, of 20th Street, was arrested at 9 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault. He was arraigned Wednesday morning in City Court and remanded without bail to Niagara County Jail. He is due back in court on Monday.

The victim, Shawn Stoltz, 37, was stabbed three times outside of his Ferry Avenue home, suffering a puncture wound to the left side of his chest and deep cuts to his shoulder and the back of his head, according to police.

Stoltz was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition in intensive care Wednesday.

An argument, which reportedly had started over a can of spray paint, escalated into a physical fight, according to police. Madore reportedly had been highly intoxicated and cut his hand on a piece of glass during the argument and was asked to leave.

The two men went outside and began to fight at 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Ferry Avenue and while they were on the ground, Madore allegedly pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed Stoltz and then left the scene. Stoltz was able to cover the wound with his shirt and walked about one block to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Madore has a history of arrests, most recently pleading guilty in March to two 2012 burglaries. At his arrest on Buffalo Avenue on July 22, 2012, he threatened police, telling them he would “Take this city down like the Twin Towers.”

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