Gloversville K-9 units help catch suspect accused of stabbing


GLOVERSVILLE — After a search involving two different K-9 units, the Gloversville Police Department on Friday arrested Brian K. Hoover Jr., age 34, who is accused of stabbing another man in the lower back.

Police said at approximately 3:39 p.m. Friday members of the Gloversville Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Washington and Fremont streets for the report of a stabbing.

Police said when they arrived on the scene they found a 42-year-old man who had been stabbed in his lower back. The man was transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment for the stabbing injury.

“While investigating the stabbing, members of the Patrol Division and Detective Division developed information that the male suspect had fled the scene on foot,” reads the GPD news release. “Gloversville Police Department’s K-9 Handler Ofc. Quattrocchi, his K-9 ‘RJ’ and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Handler Sgt. Smith, and his K-9 ‘Bud’ responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. As a result of the K-9 response to the scene, property related to the offense was secured.”

Police said the search of the scene lasted several hours but eventually led to Hoover, whom they said is a resident of Gloversville.

Hoover was charged with 3rd degree criminal possession of a weapon and 2nd degree assault.

“Mr. Hoover may face additional charges based on the extent of injuries his victim is determined to have sustained,” reads the GPD news release.


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