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Man stabbed and arrested on South Bend's east side

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -

A man was arrested after a domestic assault turned stabbing on South 26th Street near River Park Saturday afternoon. 

South Bend Police say 26-year-old Cortez Smith was released from the hospital after reportedly being stabbed by his girlfriend in the forehead and possibly the shoulder. 

According to officials, the stabbing was in self-defense after a verbal argument turned physical. 

Cortez's girlfriend was treated at the scene for unknown injuries. 

He has been booked in the St. Joseph County Jail on domestic battery charges. 

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