Amsterdam man pleads guilty in Lark St. bar stabbing

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An Amsterdam man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a security guard in an Albany bar last fall.

Eric Sumpter, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, a class D felony, in Albany County Court on Thursday, county Attorney P. David Soares announced on Friday.

Sumpter stabbed the guard on Nov. 30, 2019 at 3:33 a.m. inside a Lark Street bar, according to Soares, and threatened others with a knife.

The victim survived and Sumpter was apprehended nearby.

Sumpter faces five years in state prison to be followed by five years of post-release supervision when sentenced on Nov. 12.

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