Man no longer wanted in box cutter stabbing
Anchorage Police say the homeless man who's accused of stabbing another man with a box cutter is no longer wanted.
Just before 3 Thursday afternoon, police were called to the 1800 block of Dare Avenue on reports of a stabbing.
APD spokesperson Renee Oistad says Joseph Naufahu, 33, showed up at his sister's apartment-- a place he is not welcome. While his sister wasn't home, two men were.
After Naufahu entered the apartment, the men confirmed with a neighbor that he wasn't allowed there, and the victim told Naufahu to leave.
Naufahu and the victim, who has not yet been identified, then got into a physical altercation outside. That's when, police say, Naufahu knocked the victim to the ground and began punching him while holding a box cutter.
The victim was taken to the hospital with several non-life-threatening stab wounds.
Naufahu left the area on foot before officers arrived. A felony second-degree assault warrant has been issued for his arrest.
APD describes Naufahu as standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 120 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Police sent an updated Nixle alert Thursday evening saying Naufahu is no longer wanted, but did not say if he was taken into custody.