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Man stabbed over social faux pas

WACO - A Houston man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing a friend while staying at the Clarion Motel in Waco.

According to Waco Police, Juan Antonio Salano Castellano and four other individuals were all staying in the same room when Castellano was cut in the leg and stabbed in the chest by Jose Braule Ramirez.

Castellano told officers that he and Ramirez were inside the hotel room eating while one of the roommates were showering and the others were outside the room talking on their cell phones.  Castellano experienced flatulence which upset Ramirez to the point he picked up a large knife and threw it at Castellano striking him in his leg.  Ramirez then came across the room, picked up the knife and stabbed Castellano in the left side of his chest. 

The other roommates came into the hotel room and saw that Castellano had been stabbed and immediately took him to one of their private vehicles to take him to the hospital.  When the roommates realized they didn't know where the hospital was an ambulance and police were called to the hotel.

Officers found Ramirez still inside the hotel room where he was arrested without incident.  Ramirez was transported to the McLennan County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault. 

Castellano was transported by East Texas Medical Center to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.  

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