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Stabbing in Utica NY, August 11


On August 11, 2023, Utica Police and Utica Fire units were dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Blandina St regarding a female stabbing victim.

Upon arrival, they were met by a female victim suffering from a large laceration to her lower back. Based on the injuries she was transported to a local hospital for treatment by the Utica Fire Department. Thankfully her injuries are not life-threatening.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned that during an argument a male suspect cut the female victim and then left the scene. A description of the suspect was obtained and while conducting an area check, Patrol officers located a male matching that description a short distance away. Upon stopping to speak with the party they noticed that it appeared that he had blood on him as well. The male was then detained and a knife was located on him during a frisk of his person.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, the male was transported to the Utica Police Department for further interview and investigation.

In accordance with NYS Mandatory Domestic Violence arrest statutes the male, Asmar Bedford age 44 of Utica was charged with the following:

Assault in the second degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree


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