Gloversville Police investigate alleged stabbing in the city

Area police interview youth at the scene of a knife assault Friday afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue in Gloversville. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

GLOVERSVILLE — City police were spearheading an investigation into the knife assault of a male victim Friday afternoon at the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and East Pine Street.

According to city police, they were called to a residence on Bloomingdale Ave., for the report of a male who had been stabbed in the neck at about 4 p.m.

Members of the patrol and detective divisions responded to the scene, and were provided with a description of the suspect.

Members of the patrol division, with the assistance of members of the state police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Johnstown Police Department commenced a canvas of the area for the suspect.

Within several minutes of the initial complaint, a member of the city police patrol division located the male suspect near the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue, and South Kingsboro Avenue. He was taken into custody without incident.

City police, as well as officers from the Johnstown Police Department and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, combed the Bloomingdale Avenue area minutes after the assault. Some officers scrambled toward the school and then headed north on Kingsboro Avenue.

Police said there is currently no danger to the public, and the incident does not appear to be random in nature.

A witness at the scene — James Antoniadis of East Pine Street — told The Leader-Herald that a man slit the throat of another male victim and then ran up the Bloomingdale Avenue hill toward Pleasant Avenue School.

Antoniadis said a man who he knows in his mid-20s, was walking in the area of the intersection and got into a verbal argument with a group of kids.

“The kid came walking up to him and he slit his throat,” the witness said.

Witnesses said the victim was whisked away from the scene by an ambulance.

City police said they will have an additional press release regarding this incident on Monday.

By Kerry Minor

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