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Police: Two people stabbed in Schenectady

Police: Two people stabbed in Schenectady

Two people were stabbed in Schenectady within three hours of each other on Monday.

Two people were stabbed in Schenectady within three hours of each other on Monday.

The first was just before 10 a.m. The second was just before 1 p.m.

The two incidents do not appear to be related.

The first victim, 34-year-old Dontray L. Lunday, was stabbed at least once in the face, police said. It happened in his home at 1018 Stanley St., just a block away from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School.

He was treated on the scene by the Schenectady Fire Department and transported to Ellis Hospital for further treatment. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.

Police are investigating the incident. The exact chain of events that led to the stabbing have not yet been determined, they said.

Three hours later, another victim was stabbed in the arm and stomach.

Police said the stabbing happened at 12:57 p.m. at 1631 Avenue B. Someone called 911, and the victim was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with serious injuries after being treated on the scene by Schenectady firefighters.

Police said they did not know the extent of the victim’s injuries and are investigating the incident.

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