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Fight leaves 2 neighbors with stab wounds and in jail

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Two men who appeared to be neighbors and friends have been arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail after a Thursday night argument in which both were stabbed.

David Edward Giron, 47, and James Lewis Rivera, 44, argued at Giron's residence, 177 Thermansen Circle (3830 South), about 11:15 p.m. Thursday for an unknown reason, Salt Lake County deputy Peggy Faulkner said.Police dispatchers received a call from an unidentified man who said he'd been stabbed by his "friend."

When police arrived, they found both men in the home. Giron had a wound to his hand from a knife, and Rivera had been stabbed in the chest. Neither was seriously injured, Fauklner said. The two men apparently are neighbors.

Giron received stitches in his hand at University Hospital before being booked into the jail for investigation of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, resisting arrest and intoxication.

Rivera, who suffered only a minor stab wound, was treated at St. Mark's Hospital before he was booked into jail on several outstanding warrants, Faulkner said.