Minor arrested for alleged stabbing in Scotia

SCOTIA, NY (NEWS10) – A minor has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a person near the end of the annual Independence Day fireworks display at Jumping Jacks on Friday. Scotia Police said the suspect has been arrested following an investigation.

According to a report, the Scotia Police Department along with several other agencies responded to an initial call for a major fight at about 9:39 p.m. The incident then turned into a report of a stabbing at the intersection of James Street and North Ballston Avenue, they said.

Officers arrived at the scene at approximately 9:41 PM and arrested one of the suspects involved in the attack who was hiding in a backyard of a residence. The victim of the attack was taken to Albany Medical Center and treated for multiple stab wounds, where his condition is reported to be stable.

This is an ongoing investigation. The minor, whose name has not been released due to his age, was later charged with the following:

  • First-degree assault (crime).
  • First-degree gang assault (crime).

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Scotia Police Crime Tips line
at Crime Tips: (518) 374-3110 extension. 3267. Come back with NEWS10 for updates.