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Jamaica man stabbed victim in rob attempt: DA

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OZONE PARK — A Jamaica man has been arraigned on charges of assault and attempted robbery after he allegedly stabbed someone in the heart after he did not give up his phone, the Queens District Attorney’s office said.

Brian Lugo, 18, allegedly approached the victim with another man who has not been apprehended and demanded the victim give up his phone, the DA said. When the victim refused, Lugo allegedly slashed the victim in the face and stabbed him in the chest with the knife, the DA said. While the wound was centimeters from the heart, the victim was brought to a hospital for emergency surgery and lived, the DA said.

Lugo’s charges include assault, three counts of attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, the DA said. He has been held on a $35,000 bail and his next court date is May 29, the DA said.

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