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BREAKING NEWS: Stabbing in Boardman tied to two-hour standoff on Market Street Bridge

Published: Sun, June 3, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m.

BREAKING NEWS: Stabbing in Boardman tied to two-hour standoff on Market Street Bridge

Staff report


A Boardman man has been taken into police custody after reportedly stabbing a woman in Boardman then fleeing to Youngstown where he threatened to jump off the Market Street Bridge.

The man stepped over the railing on the bridge before 2 p.m. this afternoon forcing police to close the bridge to all traffic for more than two hours.

Police and family members eventually coaxed the man back onto solid ground about 3:30 p.m.

He is currently in the custody of Boardman police.

There is no word on the condition of the woman stabbed in Boardman.

Watch for updates on this developing story, and read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


1doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 3 years ago

They should have left the dirtball jump.

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2Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 3 years ago

This loser should have just jumped!

This wasn't John Sylvester's first run in with a violent crime.

In 1996, he was charged with attempted murder for shooting an ex-girlfriend in the face. He pled down to a felonious assault charge and did serve time in jail.


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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years ago

What goes on in Boardman should stay in Boardman.
WOW !!!!!!!!
We have covered up all the crime for years and had our heads in the sand . Now it is coming home to roost .
And some still some want to hid it .
We are Ytown and the south side.
Don't hid come out and help

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4MzVirgoLuv(158 comments)posted 3 years ago

How funny, when something happens like this in Youngstown all I hear are racist comments calling us all kinds of derogatory names, but when it's Boardman, well let's just let it stay there. Let's help this poor fellow who likes to damn near kill women then 'acts' like he's going to kill himself. I hear some saying let him jump, but where is all that same anger about this guy that there was about that poor 17 year old girl who got killed just for being somewhere at the wrong time? Or those poor boys who weren't trouble makers, gunned down in their car just because they were gay! Awww good old racism, use it when it's convenient for you and your story!

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5snydro0108(61 comments)posted 3 years ago

He should've still been behind bars for shooting his ex in the face. What is wrong with the court system? Shooting someone in the face gets you SOME jail time when it shoud've got 25 to LIFE. "He pled down to a felonious assault charge and did serve time in jail." How can you plead DOWN for shooting someone in the face? Dirtbag! Don't drop the soap, punk!

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