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Clearwater man arrested in stabbing

CLEARWATER — A man wanted for attempted murder in connection with a stabbing in March at Clearwater's Ed Wright Park has been arrested in Louisiana, police announced Monday.

Justin Nichols, 21, was arrested without incident early Monday morning at a La Quinta Inn in Baton Rouge, La., according to the Clearwater Police Department. He was taken into custody with help from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Nichols is charged with first-degree attempted murder. Police say he stabbed a 23-year-old man on March 30 at Ed Wright Park in Clearwater's South Greenwood area, causing near-fatal injuries. The two were allegedly arguing about a woman.

Nichols is awaiting extradition to Florida, Clearwater Police Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said.

Peter Jamison can be reached at pjamison@tampabay.com or (727) 445-4157.

Clearwater man arrested in stabbing 04/23/12 [Last modified: Monday, April 23, 2012 1:30pm]
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