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2 sent to hospital after knife incident

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Two Edinburgh men were taken to an Indianapolis hospital after they were stabbed during an argument Tuesday night.

Anthony Lee Weber, 49, who police said started the fight, was arrested and faces a preliminary charge of aggravated battery. The man police said he stabbed, Billy Ray Denson, 42, also could face charges, Edinburgh deputy police chief David Lutz said.

Weber needed surgery to repair a wound to the right side and back of his neck, and Denson had multiple knife wounds to his chest, abdomen, arms and face, Lutz said. None of the injuries was life-threatening, he said.

Both men were taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, police said. The hospital could not release any information about their conditions Wednesday morning, spokeswoman Lori Ewoldt said.

Police said Weber went to his girlfriend’s house in the 200 block of North Lincoln Street and found out that Denson, the woman’s ex-boyfriend, was staying there. Weber and the woman got into an argument, and when Denson tried to break it up, Weber began to slash at him with a knife, Lutz said. Weber cut Denson multiple times before leaving the house, Lutz said.

As Weber was walking away from the house and crossing the street, Denson came up from behind him and cut him across the back of the neck with a different knife, Lutz said.

Officers went to Weber’s house after being called about the fight, but he would not open the door. The Johnson County SWAT team was called in, went into the house and had to wrestle with Weber in order to arrest him, Lutz said.

Police will send information about the fight to the Johnson County prosecutor, who will decide what, if any, charges to file against either man.

Police are looking for the knives used in the fight, Lutz said. Anyone with information about the incident should call Lutz at the Edinburgh Police Department at 812-526-2636.

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