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Argument leads to slashing in S. Philly

A Northeast Philadelphia man brought a knife to a fight with a coworker, and now faces an attempted murder charge.

Police say Michael Bozzi, 45, of Anchor Street near Summerdale Avenue, used a paring knife to slash the face of a 47-year-old man about 8 a.m. this morning.

The attack took place at 18th and Ritner streets in South Philadelphia, and stemmed from an argument between Bozzi and the victim over who receives more scheduled hours at their place of employment.

By the time officers arrived at the scene, Bozzi had stashed the knife in a nearby trash can and was still arguing with the victim.

Medics took the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition. He was treated for two large gashes, one on each side of his face.

Bozzi is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses in the attack, police said.