Suspect arrested in Amherst stabbing incident

Quentin L. Tyler accused of stabbing 18 year-old

Quentin L. Tyler. Image Courtesy: Amherst Police Department

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – An argument between roommates lead to a stabbing in Amherst late Monday morning, police say. Amherst Police Lt. Ronald Young told 22News that 44 year-old Quentin Tyler is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, in connection with the incident on Longmeadow Drive.

According to Young, just before 11:45, police were called to Tyler’s apartment at 12 Longmeadow Drive for a report of a disturbance.  When they got there, they found an 18 year-old man, who also lived in the apartment, who had been stabbed in the stomach area. He was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center, and is expected to survive.

Police recovered the knife used in the attack.

Young says that officers discovered that Tyler and the victim had been in an argument prior to the stabbing. Tyler was arrested and was held in lieu of $200 cash bail. He will be arraigned Tuesday at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown.

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