Police arrested Paul Joseph Hartery around 9:30 Tuesday night after receiving a report of a stabbing at a house on Freshwater Road and Mayor Avenue, in the centre of St. John’s.
The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries and later released.
Police — who were seen examining the table leg and putting it in the trunk of a police cruiser — say the pair know each other.
Hartery has been charged with one count of assault with a weapon and another of uttering threats. He was released from custody on a $500 recognizance with a number of conditions, including that he stay away from the Freshwater Road home where he lived and arrange to have someone remove his belongings for him, that he not be near firearms, alcohol or drugs, and that he not have any contact with the victim.
Hartery will be back in court July 31.
Stabbing on Freshwater Road in St. John's sends one man to hospital
54-year-old male facing charges in incident
A 54-year-old man is in custody following an alleged stabbing at a home on the corner of Freshwater Road and Mayor Avenue Tuesday night.
There were four Royal Newfoundland Constabulary vehicles and an Eastern Health ambulance parked next to the house when the Telegram arrived on scene just after 9:30 p.m. Paramedics could be seen treating a man in the rear of an ambulance while RNC officers searched the house and the front step area. At one point, one officer retrieved an object near the step and placed it in the rear of one of the police cruisers. One man was also spotted sitting in the rear of a police vehicle. The victim was taken to hospital, treated for minor injuries and released while the suspect was held at the city lockup to appear in court in the morning to face charges of assault with a weapon and uttering threats. The RNC say both men knew each other.