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Police: Schenectady man in critical condition after Saratoga Springs assault

Schenectady man in critical condition
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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Police Department is investigating an alleged assault Thursday night that resulted in a Schenectady man receiving significant head injuries that have left him in critical condition.


A police news release stated they are looking for help from the public regarding information about the incident.  

Lt. Bob Jillson wrote that police were dispatched to the area of Church Street near Broadway for a possible assault in progress at approximately 11:35 p.m. Thursday night. 

Jillson said police found several people congregated around Davide Ferrara, 34, of Schenectady, but no fight was in progress. Ferrara was found to have an apparent head injury and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department was sent to the scene. Ferrara was then transported to Albany Medical Center. 

“The investigation, so far, shows two groups of men, one of which Ferrara was out with, became engaged in an altercation on Caroline Street, initially,” the release read. “The dispute made its way up onto Broadway, north on Broadway and then onto Church Street by the Post Office where we found Ferrara.”

“The altercation was physical at several points during the event, with several of those involved being struck at different points along the way. Nothing to date shows any type of weapons being involved during the altercation, and it is believed all of those involved have been identified.”

Ferrara’s head injury required emergency medical treatment at Albany Medical Center. He was in critical condition as of Saturday, police said. 

“The case is an open investigation with assistance from the New York State Police and the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office. If anyone was in the area of Broadway during this incident and believes they may have information, they are asked to contact the Saratoga Springs Police Department at (518) 584-1800,” the release read. 

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