Police: Schenectady man arrested for allegedly stabbing Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy



ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Schenectady man was arrested by Rotterdam Police for allegedly stabbing an individual in the arm. The suspect also struck an officer while being processed during his arrest.

On December 3, at around 2 a.m., Rotterdam Police responded to a report of a man that had been stabbed at the Wellington Garden Apartments on West Campbell Rd.

When police arrived, they interviewed the victim and he said that he had been involved in an altercation while staying at a friend’s apartment. Reportedly, the victim in this incident is an Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The victim stated that he was allegedly stabbed in the arm by a male suspect who fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. The suspect also stole the personal belongings of the victim.

Through investigation, a suspect was identified, interviewed, and arrested by Rotterdam Police Detectives.

Arrested was Francisco J. Rivera-Ramos, 27, of Schenectady. While being processed Rivera-Ramos allegedly struck a Rotterdam Police Officer in the face causing an injury and attempted to strike a second Officer.


  • 2 counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree (Felony)
  • Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Obstruction of Governmental Administration

Rivera-Ramos was sent to the Schenectady County Jail on a pre-arraignment hold.

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