Man arrested in double Schenectady stabbing

Both victims were taken to Albany Medical Center
Jason Arthur
Jason Arthur

SCHENECTADY – A city man stabbed two people with a knife this past weekend, sending both to Albany Medical Center, authorities said.

Jason Arthur, 41, of Schenectady, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with two counts of first-degree assault and other charges.

He is accused of stabbing both men just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday at 1326 State St. One man, 40, suffered six stab wounds throughout his body and required emergency surgery at Albany Med, according to police allegations filed in court. The other man, 33, also required emergency surgery.

Arthur faces multiple counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, accused of possessing both the knife at the scene and the knife and a shotgun on Chrisler Avenue just after 4 a.m., while having prior convictions, police said.

He also faces one count each of endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching, accused of threatening and forcibly touching a child in the hours after the stabbings at a location in the city, according to the police allegations.

Arthur was arraigned and ordered held. He remained held Tuesday.

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