Man, 73, stabbed in Kingston; suspect arrested

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The Kingston Police Department said city officers and state troopers responded to the gas station, at the corner or Broadway and Orchard Street, about 11:45 a.m. after receiving a report of a suspicious person looking into vehicles. When officers arrived, they found a man “bleeding profusely from the neck from an apparent stab wound,” the police department said in an online account of the incident.

The department said witnesses pointed out the alleged assailant to officers, who took him into custody without incident and recovered the knife believed to have been used in the

The suspect, Reginald Deas, 41, of Van Buren Street in Kingston, was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon, and he was awaiting arraignment in Kingston City Court Sunday evening, police said.

Photos from the scene show yellow police tape around a grassy area across Orchard Street from the gas station, near the Yosman Tower apartment building.

Police did not identify the victim, beyond providing his gender and age, or say what might have led to the stabbing. They also did not say whether the initial report of vehicles being looked was connected to the attack.

Police said the stabbing victim was treated at HealthAlliance Hospital’s Broadway Campus and was in serious but stable condition.

Sunday’s stabbing was the latest in a recent string of violent incidents in Kingston. There have been four fatal shootings in the city since late October 2019 — only one of which has resulted in an arrest — and there were eight nonfatal incidents of gunfire in July, including five in a span of just over a week.

In one of those incidents, two boys, ages 15 and 17, were shot at the Brichwood Village apartment complex. Both suffered leg wounds.

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