Wanted man arrested by Albany Police for triple stabbing
(Photo: Michael D. Anderson)
ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany Police have arrested the man wanted for the triple stabbing incident that occurred on Myrtle Avenue Monday afternoon, leaving one dead and two injured.
Police say they located 29-year-old Michael D. Anderson, of Albany, around 7:15 p.m. when an Albany detective assigned to the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force observed him on the fire escape of an apartment on Lark Drive.
Anderson fled on foot and after a brief struggle he was taken into custody. He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning at Albany City Court, however it had to be postponed after Anderson was taken to the hospital.
"He became very aggitated at some point he smashed his own head against the metal bars which caused a laceration. He was taken to an Albany hospital treated and released," Albany Police Spokesperson Steve Smith said.
Anderson was wanted in connection with the homicide of 20-year-old Tonette Thomas and two stabbings that occurred at 157 Myrtle Avenue Monday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
He has been charged with Murder 2nd-degree and two counts of Attempted Murder.
Police were called to the scene around 2:30 p.m. for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, they found Thomas located in the alleyway next to the residence. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other two victims, 43-year-old Gwynn Carter and his ex-girlfriend 26-year-old Shaquasia Thomas were transported to Albany Medical Center for emergency surgery, and are currently in critical condition.
Albany Police Department Spokesperson Steve Smith says this is a domestic incident and a motive has not been released.
Carter, though in critical condition, was able to tell police what happened during the incident.
Tonette, described as a good girl, was a 2010 Albany High School graduate and a culinary arts major at Schenectady Community College. Family members say she was very close to her sister, Shaquasia.
Family tells NEWS10 Shaquasia was in the process of trying to get a restraining order against Anderson before the attack.
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