Tacony man charged in multiple stabbings

A Ta­cony man has been ar­res­ted and charged with stabbing five people dur­ing a bloody ram­page on Nov. 6 in­side his home.

Phil­adelphia po­lice say a do­mest­ic quar­rel over an un­spe­cified is­sue es­cal­ated in­to vi­ol­ence shortly be­fore 1:30 that morn­ing. Robert Nick­el, 21, of the 7100 Gillespie St., was at the cen­ter of the chaos.

He al­legedly wounded a 35-year-old wo­man in the up­per chest, a 22-year-old man in the left arm, a 17-year-old girl in the head and back, an 18-year-old wo­man in the left shoulder and a 19-year-old man in an un­spe­cified body part.

The 17-year-old girl was in­jured ser­i­ously and hos­pit­al­ized in guarded con­di­tion, a po­lice spokes­wo­man said. The 19-year-old man re­fused med­ic­al treat­ment. The oth­er three vic­tims were all treated at loc­al hos­pit­als and re­leased.

Nick­el was ar­res­ted Nov. 17 at Phil­adelphia’s Crim­in­al Justice Cen­ter when he ap­peared for a hear­ing in an un­re­lated crim­in­al case. In that case, he is charged with mak­ing ter­ror­ist­ic threats, har­ass­ment, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and il­leg­al pos­ses­sion of a weapon.

In the new case, he is charged with five counts of ag­grav­ated as­sault and re­lated of­fenses.

He re­mains in jail in lieu of $10,000 bail and is sched­uled for a pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing on Dec. 7. ••

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