Domestic incident blamed for Amsterdam stabbing

January 30, 2013
Updated 7:49 a.m.
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— A 21-year-old Amsterdam man allegedly stabbed his mother’s boyfriend in the leg today while the two were arguing about family issues.

The victim then tried to drive himself to the hospital, but lost a significant amount of blood on the way and called police.

Jan C. Guerra-Santos, of 13 Morris St., Apt. 2, was charged with second-degree assault and held for arraignment in Amsterdam City Court, Amsterdam police said.

Police received a 911 call around 3:25 p.m. that a man had been stabbed and needed medical attention. Patrol units and detectives responded to Guy Park Avenue, near Kimball Street, where they found the man unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.

He was treated on the scene by the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Amsterdam Fire Department before being transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. He was eventually transferred to Albany Medical Center with a serious leg wound, but was stable enough to be released later in the evening. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Through interviews, police said they learned Guerra-Santos had stabbed the victim in the leg with a kitchen knife while the man was sitting in his vehicle on John Street. Officers located Guerra-Santos a short time after the initial call.

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