Arrest made in Taunton stabbing, hammer attack

Three people were injured in the incident on Paul Bunker Drive on Tuesday afternoon

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Police say they have made an arrest following a stabbing incident in Taunton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon.

Taunton police said they responded around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a stabbing on Paul Bunker Drive. They said three Taunton men -- ages 19, 21 and 21 -- had been injured. They were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries and are expected to be OK.



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A subsequent investigation revealed that a man later identified as Cye Key, 24, of Taunton, allegedly entered an apartment armed with a hammer and a large knife and began attacking the victims, police said. The incident apparently resulted from an argument the night before.

Key was placed under arrest following the incident and charged with home invasion, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of crack cocaine.

He was arraigned Wednesday morning in Taunton District Court and held pending a dangerousness hearing at a later date. He also had outstanding warrants for his arrest from prior incidents.

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