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Wedding guest is charged in stabbing

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A West Jordan man has been charged for allegedly stabbing another man three times with a knife during a wedding.

Prosecutors charged the man, 44, in 3rd District Court Friday with one third-degree felony count of aggravated assault. Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison. A warrant has been issued for the alleged stabber's arrest, but as of Friday he had not been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. Bail is set at $50,000.

The alleged stabbing occurred June 19 while both men were at a wedding party on the 23rd floor of the Wells Fargo Building, 300 South Main St. in downtown Salt Lake City.

The victim claims his assailant approached him from behind and then stabbed him three times in the chest, the charges state. However, also included in the charges is a statement from the alleged assailant that it was he who was first attacked. The alleged assailant told police the victim punched him in the face, after which he reached into his pocket for a knife, accidentally stabbing himself before stabbing the victim in a scuffle, the charges say.