A man allegedly attacked and threatened to slit another hostel resident's throat a month after being released on licence, a judge has heard.
Scott Axon appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to the other man.
The 25-year-old faces a second count of threats to kill over the incident at their accommodation in the city on Tuesday.
Axon, with an address at Ventry Lane in Belfast, claims instead he was the one assaulted.
Opposing bail, a policeman said: "The allegation is he said 'I will slit your throat' or words to that effect."
Defence solicitor Eoghan McKenna said the alleged victim was another resident in the hostel.
"He (Axon) has given a very different account to that injured party, (saying) he was the victim of an assault," the lawyer added.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall refused bail and remanded Axon in custody to appear again by video-link in January.