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Attempted suicide caused blood trails, police say

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— Blood trails discovered Tuesday night in the Central State Street neighborhood were the result of a suicide attempt, police said today.

Police soon discovered a man bleeding at State and Elm streets. The man was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of a hand injury, police said.

Police investigating the incident soon concluded that the man’s injuries were self inflicted, police spokesman Lt. Mark McCracken said.

Police began investigating after receiving a report about 9:15 p.m. near the OTB on State Street of a large amount of blood found behind the bus stop. They followed a blood trail to 1850 State St., where a large amount of blood was found inside the building, but police said officers searched the building and found no victim.

Around 9:25 p.m., police said, officers found a man bleeding on the ground in the area of State and Elm streets, about two miles from the building. The unidentified man was treated at the scene by members of the Schenectady Fire Department and taken to Albany Medical Center.



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