Northeast Times

Attempted murder charges filed in slashing

An Ox­ford Circle man is fa­cing an at­temp­ted murder charge after he al­legedly slashed the face of a co-work­er dur­ing a quar­rel over their work re­spons­ib­il­it­ies.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the at­tack­er as Mi­chael Bozzi, 45, of the 900 block of An­chor St. Last Thursday at about 7:40 a.m., Bozzi and a 47-year-old man ar­gued at their mu­tu­al place of work at 18th and Rit­ner streets in South Philly. Po­lice did not identi­fy the busi­ness by name.

When the dis­pute be­came phys­ic­al, Bozzi al­legedly pulled out a par­ing knife and slashed the oth­er man’s face three times. The vic­tim re­por­ted that the two were ar­guing “over who re­ceives more work,” po­lice said.

After the as­sault, Bozzi al­legedly tossed the knife in­to a trash can on the prop­erty, but stuck around and con­tin­ued to ar­gue with the vic­tim. Po­lice ar­rived a short time later and ar­res­ted Bozzi without fur­ther in­cid­ent. The vic­tim was taken to Uni­versity of Pennsylvania Hos­pit­al in stable con­di­tion with large gashes to both sides of his face.

Bozzi is charged with at­temp­ted murder, ag­grav­ated as­sault and re­lated of­fenses. ••

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