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Attempted murder charges filed in SCCC stabbings

Attempted murder charges filed in SCCC stabbings

A Bronx man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with Sunday’s double stabbing at

Attempted murder charges filed in SCCC stabbings
Schenectady Police vehicles stand by at SCCC College Suites on Washington Street after two people were stabbed inside the building shortly after 2 pm Sunday, February 15, 2015.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

A Bronx man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with Sunday’s double stabbing at the College Suites at Washington Square, located across the street from Schenectady County Community College.

Henzlee R. Miranda, 21, who police said lived at the suites, faces two counts each of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, both felonies.

Miranda is accused of stabbing two men inside the dorm at about 2 p.m. Sunday. Police said both victims also lived at the suites.

The facility is a privately-owned student housing complex across from campus.

School officials confirmed Miranda was enrolled in his first year at the school. The enrollment status of the two victims could not be confirmed, but the suites are marketed to students.

Police identified Miranda through surveillance video at the suites. He was found a short time later, interviewed by detectives and arrested, police said.

The first reports of the incident came as the two victims fled the suits to the Stockade Market and Deli across State Street.

Both victims were stabbed in the torso and taken to Albany Medical Center via ambulance for treatment.

Miranda was arraigned Monday morning in Schenectady City Court and ordered held without bail.

If convicted of attempted murder, Miranda would face up to 25 years in state prison.

The College Suites opened in September 2012. The building has room to house 264 students and is located directly across Washington Avenue from the college.

College officials looked to the dorm as a way to attract students from the Capital Region and beyond.

Representatives of the college declined to comment Monday, citing the police investigation. Representatives of the building’s owner — United Reality Management Group Corp. — could not be reached.

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