Man arrested for battery

A 70-year-old Key West liveaboard was arrested Monday for attacking another liveaboard with a knife. There were no life-threatening injuries reported.

Scott Alan King was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The Sheriff’s Office was called to Margaret Street near the water in Key West at approximately 11:45 a.m. King and the 31-year-old male victim were present. The victim was being treated by the Key West Fire Department for cuts to his hands. The victim stated King’s vessel began dragging anchor, causing their boats to hit each other.

The victim was working to resolve the issue when King became angry and cut both the victim’s hands with a filet knife. King was taken to jail.

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