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Trooper injured in stabbing; man sought

Mid-afternoon attack occurred at Empire State Plaza

State Police investigate the scene in the Empire State Plaza concourse where a trooper was reportedly stabbed in the neck on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Police closed the concourse and searched the area, including the monuments and side streets around the New York State Museum, for the suspect.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
State Police investigate the scene in the Empire State Plaza concourse where a trooper was reportedly stabbed in the neck on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Police closed the concourse and searched the area, including the monuments and side streets around the New York State Museum, for the suspect.
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Yellow crime scene tape and a mass of police vehicles blocked the glass doors of the Empire State Plaza concourse late Sunday afternoon. State Police Capt. William Keeler pushed open a revolving door onto Madison Avenue and explained what happened. At approximately 3:15 p.m., State Trooper Rodney Smith was on his usual foot patrol as part of the State Capitol security detail. A young man approached him as he walked along the concourse, saying he ...

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Fritzdawg
March 3, 2013
7:28 p.m.

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Yeah, he lived. What do you think the outcome would have been had he got that close with a gun?

pickettdm
March 4, 2013
7:06 a.m.

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If the trooper used his, we'd know who stabber is

jlgnews
March 4, 2013
12:03 p.m.

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Great stuff. I used to work in a safe area until our wonderful Governor "restacked" us & moved us to the hell hole that is downtown Albany.

wmarincic
March 4, 2013
1:25 p.m.

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We need a butcher knife ban, more people have been assulted with butcher knives so far this year than they have with so called assult weapons. BTW, I'm happy that the Trooper is recovering.

Fritzdawg
March 4, 2013
2:33 p.m.

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pickettdm
"If the trooper used his, we'd know who stabber is"

I don't think he had the chance, or he would have.
By the way, they know who the stabber is, and there are pictures of him in the TU.

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