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Cocaine, 'Street Cred' Motivated Stabbing, Police Say

City man charged with attempted homicide after stabbing man who didn't deliver on $40 cocaine deal, police say.

A Bethlehem man told police he was trying to earn “street credit” when he stabbed another man multiple times after a drug deal between them went bad near the victim’s home on E. Morton Street, according to published reports.

Nicholas James Bossons is facing numerous charges, including attempted homicide, resisting arrest and two counts of aggravated assault, according to wfmz.com. When a police officer tried to arrest Bossons, he punched him in the face, the television station reported.

Bossons and the alleged victim met at The Good Times Bar, 748 E. Fourth St., where police say Bossons agreed to buy $40 worth of cocaine, according to The Morning Call.

But after the two men walked to E. Morton Street, the alleged victim declined to provide the cocaine and, police said, Bossons attacked, according to the newspaper.

The stabbing victim was in serious condition at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, while Bossons was in Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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