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Police: Man stabbed by co-worker

Police: Man stabbed by co-worker

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CEDAR CITY -- A workplace stabbing sent one man to the hospital and another one to jail Christmas Eve.

According to Cedar City police, employees of telephone provider South Central Communications at 535 S. Main St. called 911 around 4 p.m Thursday saying a man had been stabbed. Police arrived to find the co-workers helping Charles Bradford, who had been stabbed twice in the chest.

He was taken to Valley View Medical Center in critical condition where he underwent surgery.

A few minutes later, officers spotted the accused attacker, 29-year-old Curtis Lydell Smith, driving in his car. After a short chase, officers were able to take Smith into custody.

Police said Smith approached Bradford at the office, stabbed him from behind and calmly walked out. Officers were still investigating a motive.

Both men worked for South Central Communications.

Smith was booked into the Iron County Jail on attempted murder charges.


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