Saratoga County

Assault indictment in chip plant attack

A former worker at the GlobalFoundries construction site who allegedly hit another man with a fire e

A former worker at the GlobalFoundries construction site who allegedly hit another man with a fire extinguisher was indicted Wednesday on first-degree assault and other charges.

Eddie Robinson Jr., 42, of Judson Street, Albany, was accused of returning to the Malta construction site in August after being fired and assaulting four former co-workers, injuring one of them seriously.

The man hit with a fire extinguisher suffered facial fractures and was treated at Albany Medical Center.

Robinson was indicted on one count of felony first-degree assault in connection with the fire extinguisher attack.

He also faces three counts of misdemeanor third-degree assault for allegedly hitting the three other workers. He additionally was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary.

The incident occurred at 2:19 p.m. Aug. 10 in a third-floor work area of the GlobalFoundries Fab 8 plant. Sheriff’s deputies said Robinson was a former employee of Ducci Electrical Contractors of Torrington, Conn., a subcontractor on the site.

He was arrested in Albany after the incident.

Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III said Robinson can be charged with burglary because he was no longer authorized to be on the GlobalFoundries property.

“Defendant was fired approximately 10 days before incident and his credentials to get into the secured fab … were revoked,” Murphy said in an email.

“The fab area is not open to the public, so I am alleging that he entered or remained unlawfully in the building with intent to commit a crime therein.”

* In another indictment handed up Wednesday, Luis F. Aleman, 24, of Hoboken, N.J., was indicted on charges including second-, third- and fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree identity theft.

He was arrested in July in connection with alleged thefts totaling $75,000 from a Rexford woman. State police said Aleman is believed to have received $60,000 worth of gold coins and more than $15,000 in other money from the 70-year-old victim after he agreed to complete two deals for her. Police said he sold the items but kept the money for himself.

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