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Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Near Northern Westchester

El Pueblo Restaurant and Lounge, Main St., Brewster
El Pueblo Restaurant and Lounge, Main St., Brewster Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A man has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of a 23-year-old resident outside a local club on Main Street in Brewster on Sunday, according to the New York State Police.

Celso N. Cantoral-Cruz, 29, was charged Tuesday with second-degree attempted murder, felony assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, said Trooper AJ Hicks, spokesman for the state police.

Members of the New York State Police, Village of Brewster Police Department, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to a reported stabbing that occurred outside of El Pueblo Restaurant and Lounge on Main Street around 1:30 a.m., Hicks said.

An investigation indicated that Cantoral-Cruz had stabbed the victim in the abdomen outside of the restaurant and fled the scene on foot. With the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office, Cantoral-Cruz was located inside of his Main Street residence, he added.

The victim, a 23-year-old Brewster resident, remains in critical condition at Danbury Hospital, Hicks said.

Cantoral-Cruz was arraigned before the Town of Southeast Justice Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 property bond.

The State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Brewster by calling (845) 677-7300 or (845) 279-8656. All calls can be kept confidential.

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