Man arrested after overnight stabbing injures 1

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ROTTERDAM, N.Y. — A Rotterdam man faces assault and criminal mischief charges after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend’s former boyfriend.

On August 21st at about 12:20 a.m., police received a call for a man with a knife wound to his chest. Police and EMS responded and found the 20-year-old victim bleeding from the chest. He was treated at the scene and transported to Albany Medical Center.

The victim stated he was involved in a physical altercation with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Thomas Newell, in front of a residence on Helderberg Avenue. Newell produced a knife during the altercation threatening to stab the victim and then did. The victim then ran to his vehicle attempting to flee, with Newell continuing to chase him.

Police say Newell then smashed out the rear driver’s side window as the victim drove off. The victim drove a few blocks away and called police.

Newell was located and taken into custody a short time later.

He was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He was arraigned in Rotterdam Town Court and remanded to the Schenectady County Jail without bail.

The victim was treated and released from Albany Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury.

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