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Falmouth Man Charged in Stabbing Assault in Bainbridge

A Falmouth man is accused of stabbing one man in a saloon over an issue with a girlfriend, then stabbing a second man outside, injuring both badly enough for them to be hospitalized.

Peter Vito Fultano, 36, of Falmouth Road near River Road, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Bail was set at $750,000, which he was unable to pay, so he is jailed while awaiting a preliminary hearing set for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, before Magisterial District Judge Scott E. Albert.

Susquehanna Regional Police Officer L. Jeffrey Soanoski wrote in a sworn statement filed in court that police were called to the Bainbridge Inn at 5 N. Front St., Bainbridge, at 12:18 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. Soanoski wrote that officers found Fultano at a home about a block away with injuries.

Soanoski wrote in his sworn statement that interviews with witnesses indicated that Fultano showed up with the intention of fighting or harming the first victim over an issue with a girlfriend. The sworn statement did not identify a motive for the attack on the second victim, but Soanoski wrote that surveillance video clearly showed Fultano stabbing both victims.

The victims’ injuries were not life-threatening, police said in a news release. Fultano was also treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Fultano has a long criminal record including drug offenses and stabbing attacks.

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