Taxi driver stabbed in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – A local taxi driver is recovering from injuries after being stabbed Thursday night near the Schenectady County Public Library, authorities said.

Schenectady police said the unidentified driver who works for Glove City Transportation was stabbed near Liberty Street just before 7 p.m. He was able to call 911, and when officers responded, they found him bleeding at the Schenectady County Public Library.

Schenectady Police Department Spokesman Lt. Mark McCracken said emergency personnel from the Schenectady Fire Department stabilized the taxi driver before he was airlifted by helicopter to Albany Medical Center Hospital.

McCracken said the man’s injuries were serious, but not life threatening.

Police would not release the man’s name.

McCracken said the taxi was found on Windsor Terrace with its lights on and engine running while police looked for a suspect described as black woman wearing all dark clothing.

Nancy Spraker, wife of the owner of Glove City Transportation, Jake Spraker, said she thought the driver would be discharged from Albany Medical Center on Friday.

She said the driver picked someone up in Johnstown to bring to Schenectady on Thursday night.

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