SARATOGA, N.Y.- On the night of Friday, October 19th, Saratoga Springs Police arrested 26-year-old Michael Bies of Albany Street, Schenectady, for Assault 2nd, Class D Felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Class D Felony.
On September 23rd at 1:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Caroline Street and Putnam Street for a subject who reportedly had been stabbed numerous times.
Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who was covered in blood and holding his abdomen.
The victim was immediately loaded into an ambulance and transported to Saratoga Hospital.
At the same time, officers were approached by a witness who stated the victim had been stabbed repeatedly on Broadway in the area of Bruegger's Bagels.
The witness described the suspect as being an Hispanic male, and he also gave a very detailed physical and clothing description of the suspect.
The investigation found that an initial dispute occurred between the victim, the suspect and their respective associates in the Paddock Bar on Caroline Street.
The Paddock security staff escorted all of the participants out of the bar without incident.
Once on Caroline Street, the victim and his friend were walking away when Bies allegedly attacked the victim from behind.
The incident moved up to Broadway were the victim and his friend were confronted by Bies and between 6 and 8 of Bies' associates.
It was at this time the alleged stabbing took place on Broadway in front of Bruegger's.
Bies and his group left the area after the stabbing.
Officers secured video from various locations on Caroline Street and through the use of that video and information obtained during the investigation, investigators began looking for a suspect in Amsterdam, N.Y.
With the help of the Amsterdam Police Department, the suspect in the video was identified as Bies.
With the help of the Schenectady Police Department, Bies was located and identified as the alleged stabber.
An arrest warrant was issued for Bies and he was taken into custody in Schenectady.
Bies was arraigned by Hon. Judge James Doern and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail on $10,000 cash and $20,000 bond bail.
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