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LOWELL -- A 36-year-old city man is being held after being charged with an early-morning stabbing on Stevens Street where police found lots of blood, but no victim.

In Lowell District Court Tuesday Frank Owusu was ordered held on $1,500 cashbail after pleading not guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a knife).

Judge Daniel Crane also revoked Owusu's bail - holding him without bail - on a pending unarmed robbery case.

Prosecutor Christopher Minue alleges that Lowell police were responded to the area outside 11 Stevens St. at 1:20 a.m. A witness told police there was a verbal argument over a telephone that turned violent when Owusu pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the arm.

Police found a lot of blood on a nearby car, Minue said. The victim fled before police arrived and has been identified. Owusu also had injuries to his face and head.

Minue sought $10,000 cash bail, but defense attorney Michael Talty argued for release noting the absence of a victim.

Talty said Owusu admits there was a struggle with another man but denied stabbing anyone.

Owusu's next court date is Aug, 23 for s pretrial conference.