August 21 – A man is arrested in connection with a stabbing in downtown Boulder on Friday.
Yared Scalise, 21, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree assault.
According to an affidavit, Scalise was playing soccer in the park with a friend when a man approached his friend in a confrontational manner. Scalise told police the man called his friend a rapist and said his friend liked touching girls.
In response, Scalise told his friend to stand up for himself and fight the man. The man then approached Scalise and they began arguing before agreeing to fight each other, according to the affidavit.
The man pulled out pepper spray and Scalise pulled out a knife in response. The man proceeded to spray Scalise in the face before moving closer to him, the affidavit said. Scalise told police he then used the knife on the man before leaving the scene to wash his face in Boulder Creek.
The man was bleeding profusely when he was approached by police at a Broadway bus stop, the affidavit said. The man had a deep cut on his right abdomen and a cut on his left bicep where he applied a makeshift tourniquet, according to the affidavit. The first officer on the scene took lifesaving measures to slow the bleeding before EMS arrived and transported him to a local hospital, the affidavit said.
The man refused to tell police who the suspect was.
Scalise was then taken into custody at Sixth Street and Streamside Lane and walked back with police to where he disposed of the knife on his way to wash his face.
Scalise is currently being held on $1,000 bail and will appear in court on Tuesday to file charges, according to online court records.