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Police: Guy went for the jugular on Montague Street

Cops arrested a man who they say stabbed another man in the neck, severing his jugular vein in the early afternoon on busy Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights on Sept. 22.

The 36-year-old victim, a construction manager, and the 20-year-old suspect, a disgruntled Ukrainian construction worker, got into an argument over $360 in unpaid wages at 1 pm on the street between Cadman Plaza West and Clinton Street, according to cops and a report by the New York Post. The worker had text-messaged the boss to demand his five days’ pay, but the manager responded, “F— you,” the Post reported.

When the worker confronted the manager in his white pickup truck on Monday, the guy told him he would get his money in a week, which sent the accused into a rage, per prosecutors and the Post. The suspect then pulled the knife out of his back pocket and jammed it into the victim, cutting his jugular and puncturing his arm and shoulder, according to cops and prosecutors. The victim was taken to Lutheran Medical Center.

Prosecutors hit the man in custody with an attempted murder rap.

A lawyer for the accused said he acted in self defense, the Post wrote.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260–8310. E-mail him at mperl‌man@c‌ngloc‌al.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.

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