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Montana man accused of slitting man's throat

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 12 2012 03:23:48 PM MST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska -

A Montana man is being held on assault charges after allegedly slitting the throat of a man at a bar.
    
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/wc3Ajo) the 37-year-old unidentified victim left the bar and called police from the parking lot, identifying his attacker.
    
Forty-five-year-old Lance Arthur Johnson of Polson, Mont., was arraigned Saturday on an assault charge and held on bail. Police Sgt. Kurt Lockwood says a grand jury could amend charges.
    
Police say there was no apparent altercation between the men before the attack that left a gash up to six inches on the man's throat.
    
Lockwood says there were no arteries or veins cut. The victim was taken to a hospital, sewn up and is recovering at home.