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Man on parole for 2008 stabbing accused of slashing man’s neck at homeless shelter

  • Author: Chris Klint
  • Updated: October 24, 2016
  • Published October 24, 2016

A man on parole for a 2008 stabbing was arrested on new assault charges Friday night after he slashed a man's neck at Brother Francis Shelter, police said.

Stephen John Borozny, 60, was charged with one count of first-degree assault in the incident, according to court records.

A document supporting the charges filed by Assistant District Attorney Lawrence Monsma said police responded to the downtown homeless shelter just before 9 p.m. Friday. Officers briefly spoke with Borozny, who began to walk away from the scene; police released a K-9 unit to detain Borozny when he refused to stop.

Victim Gerald Maska, who was taken to a hospital and received stitches for his neck wound, told police he was standing in a line at the shelter when Borozny started an argument with him.

"The defendant punched him in the throat," Monsma wrote. "When the victim put his hand to his throat he saw blood and believed he was going to die."

Borozny had a 5-inch knife on him when he was searched by police, Monsma said.

At the time of Friday's incident, Borozny was on parole for a stabbing outside a Fairview liquor store on Aug. 18, 2008. According to police, Borozny had been waiting in a nearby cab for a woman he gave $50 to buy beer; when she returned, he stabbed her in the stomach.

Borozny's bail in the Friday assault case was set at a total of $20,000 Saturday. He remained in custody Monday at the Anchorage Correctional Complex, according to a statewide inmate database.

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