A NORTHEAST Philadelphia man faces an attempted-murder charge after he allegedly brought a knife to a fight with a co-worker.

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. yesterday at Ritner Street near 18th in South Philly.

The attack stemmed from an argument between Bozzi and the victim over who receives more scheduled hours at their place of employment, police said.

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

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

Bozzi was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses, police said.

- Vinny Vella