ETX man arrested following knife attack in Tyler

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POSTED: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:33pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 3:51pm

A Tyler man is now behind bars after police say he attacked a man, with a knife.

The attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday afternoon, in the 200 block of North Beckham Avenue in Tyler.

Witnesses at the scene say 50-year old Juan Oliva and 32-year old Juan Benegas, had been arguing for several minutes. That's when they say Oliva pulled out a knife and attack Benegas, cutting him across the hand.

The two waited at the scene until police arrived. Once on scene, officers placed Oliva under arrested. He now faces aggravated assault charges.

Benegas was treated for his cut at the scene; the injury is said to be minor.
  

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