Butternut Farm, South Amherst
So as usual there's two sides to a story -- sometimes WAY more than that. But I'm not going to go all Kurosawa on you.
The Amherst community was somewhat taken aback on Monday late morning over reports of a stabbing in South Amherst perpetrated by Quintin Tyler, a 44 year old male.
Even worse, his victim was a teenager.
Turns out the teenager attacked Tyler first with a kitchen knife while one of the other (female) roommates had unsuccessfully tried to restrain him.
Tyler used a "folding knife" to stab the teenager, which by and large are not overly large.
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Tyler was not found to be a dangerous person (Chapter 58A) and was released on $200 bail.
Judge Payne also issued "stay away" order from his (former) apartment at Butternut Farm and the victim, although Tyler did contact Amherst police to accompany him so he could retrieve his belongings.
Stay away order issued by Judge John Payne