Alexander Shachook, 19, of 5 Heritage Drive, Salem, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), armed robbery, violating the city's knife ordinance and disturbing the peace.
At 12:13 p.m., police responding to a report of an armed assault on Roslyn Street arrested Shachook after a brief foot chase. The knife believed to have been used in the attack was located at the scene.
Two independent witnesses observed Shachook stab the alleged victim three times and steal his leather jacket, according to court documents.
The alleged victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Shachook is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 3 for a pretrial hearing.
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