State news in brief

Schenectady to demolish buildings

SCHENECTADY (AP) — Multiple structures in an upstate New York city will be demolished following a landslide Sunday morning that displaced nearly two dozen residents.

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy says two homes and a garage were scheduled to be demolished Monday.

City officials say the structures that are hanging on the hillside are in danger of damaging buildings below.

Authorities say three people were rescued from a building during the landslide.

Officials say one victim was taken to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries.

Authorities say the other two residents were treated for minor injuries.

A group of residents have been evacuated from the area. The Red Cross is assisting with temporary housing.

Man throws laptop at pursuing officer

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says an officer standing guard outside Madison Square Garden before the Grammy Awards was attacked by a man who hit her in the face with a laptop.

The NYPD says Officer Magna Kamara was working security in midtown Manhattan Sunday when she was approached by a stranger, who attempted to grab her gun from its holster.

The man fled after he was unable to grab the gun, and Kamara gave chase.

In the pursuit, the suspect threw a laptop at Kamara and hit her in the head.

Kamara was able to subdue the man and take him into custody.


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