Man arrested in NYC after allegedly stabbing another man in Rensselaer
RENSSELAER, N.Y. – A Rensselaer man is facing several
charges after allegedly stabbing another man outside the Rensselaer Housing
Complex then fleeing to New York City.
According to authorities, Edward Rivera, 45, was involved in
a confrontation with another man on Wednesday.
Following the argument, Rivera allegedly approached then stabbed the
other man on the corner of Aiken Avenue and Spruce Street.
Police say several other adults and children were in the
area when the stabbing occurred.
Officers were called and told Rivera was trying to flee the
area. He was apprehended at NY Penn
Station in NYC on Wednesday afternoon.
Rivera was transported back to Rensselaer and has been
charged with Assault in the 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a
Weapon in the 3rd and 4th Degrees, Menacing in the 2nd
Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Contempt in the 2nd
Degree and Disorderly Conduct.
The man was arraigned in Rensselaer City Court and was
renamed to Rensselaer County Jail without bail. He will be back in court on
The City of Rensselaer Police Department Detectives Office
and the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force-Albany Division, assisted
in the arrest.
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