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Schenectady police say fatal shooting justified

Officers found man holding another at knifepoint

Schenectady firefighters and Mohawk Ambulance personnel transport a man who was shot by police to a waiting ambulance at 3290 Balltown Road Thursday. The man allegedly was holding another man at knife-point.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighters and Mohawk Ambulance personnel transport a man who was shot by police to a waiting ambulance at 3290 Balltown Road Thursday. The man allegedly was holding another man at knife-point.
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Schenectady police were justified in shooting and killing a man after he lunged at his injured boyfriend with a knife inside a Dewitt Avenue apartment building Thursday morning, authorities said. Police Lt. Mark McCracken declined to identify the victim or the deceased man, pending notification of his family. He said the identity of the sergeant who fired at the knife-wielding man three times — twice as he turned the weapon toward the officer — would ...


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