Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Syracuse Police are asking you to be “On the Lookout” for a man they say tried to stab his neighbor during a dispute in the 400 block of East Division Street on Syracuse’s North Side.
Police say Richard Klinger and his neighbor got into a heated argument over money and Klinger decided to settle it with a knife.
“He actually said he was going to cut him,” Syracuse Police Sgt. John Savage said.
With a knife in hand, police say Klinger went after his neighbor.
“The neighbor was able to fend him off using a chair,” Sgt. Savage continued.
Had that neighbor not been able to fend him off with a chair, police say the argument could have easily turned into an assault, or much worse. The two were fighting over $25, according to police.
Police say Klinger is originally from Erie Pennsylvania.
“It’s possible he has left the area, and has gone back down there. We are looking to confirm that, so if anyone has any information in regards to that we would appreciate that,” Sgt. Savage said. “We do know that he has friends in the city, so there's a possibility he may be in the city and flying below the radar right now.”
Klinger has tattoos on the left side of his neck and a tattoo of a crucifix on his left arm. He’s 5’6” tall and weighs 145 pounds.
If you have any information on Klinger’s whereabouts, call the Warrant Squad Tip Line at 442-5230.