SARATOGA SPRINGS – A 26-year-old man suffered a stab wound to the upper torso early Saturday morning during a fight in Saratoga Springs, police said.
Police said that just after 2 a.m. a fight broke out between 15 to 20 people on Caroline Street close to Broadway. The stabbing victim, who has not been named, was taken by friends to Saratoga Hospital prior to medical personnel arriving at the scene, according to a press release. Investigation Division Commander Robert Jillson said the victim was later transferred to Albany Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time, Jillson said, noting he had been talking to officers.
After the stabbing took place, police said, another person involved in the fight fired a handgun multiple times. Police said they are not aware of any injuries from the gunfire.
“This action caused those involved in the fight, as well as others near the scene, to disperse relatively quickly,” the release states.
Saratoga Springs police officers and investigators were at the scene for several hours. State police and the county Sheriff’s Department aided city police as they continued to investigate.
Police said they have not arrested anyone at this point.
“The investigation is in its early stages and more work is being conducted,” the release states.
Police said anyone with information or video of the incident should call the department at (518) 584-1800 or (518) 584-TIPS to remain anonymous.
Mayor Meg Kelly declined to comment on the incident. Public Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday at City Hall on the “post-pandemic public safety challenges” facing the city and what is being done to address those issues.