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Husband and wife charged for stabbing each other

Francis Chicon (left), Jamel Chicon (right)

A husband and wife are facing charges for stabbing each other during an alleged verbal dispute Sunday.

Hazleton Police say they responded around 5 p.m. to West Diamond Avenue because of a reported domestic fight involving a knife.

Officers say Jamel Chicon, 55, stabbed her husband, Francis Chicon, 49, with a knife.

Francis then threw a brick paver at her and stabbed her with a different knife, according to the Chief of Police of the Hazleton Police Department.

Police say the couple was taken to the hospital and treated.

Chief Speziale says they are both charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment.

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