Police: 2 Women Stabbed in Dog Poop Dispute

According to police in Springfield, Massachusetts, the wounds of a 46-year-old woman and her 23-year-old daughter are not life-threatening. One man has been charged with assault with intent to murder.

Police say a dispute over dog poop in public areas of a three-family home has escalated into a violent confrontation that ended with the stabbing of two women in Springfield.

Police say a 46-year-old tenant was stabbed several times in the back and her 23-year-old daughter suffered stab wounds in the face and neck on Saturday morning. Their wounds are not life threatening.

The assailant, 33-year-old Michael Valentin, was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, mayhem as well as assault and battery by a dangerous weapon. There was no word if he has an attorney.

Valentin called police earlier to complain that the victims' two pit bulls would defecate on the rear stairs and side yard. Police asked the landlord to resolve the code violation. The stabbing occurred about two hours later.

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