Stabbing suspect fatally shot by police in Saranac Lake

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 12:34 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 8:37 PM EDT
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SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (WCAX) - A stabbing in Saranac Lake on Wednesday ended in a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Local and state officials are investigating the shooting, which happened at about 8:30 a.m. at the Stewart’s Shop on Bloomingdale Ave.

Police say when Saranac Lake officers were called to a stabbing, they found a man armed with a knife. They say he charged one officer who stumbled while retreating, so a second officer shot at the man to stop him from reaching the officer who fell.

The man was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not yet released his name.

The stabbing victim was sent to the hospital for treatment and released.

Police say there is no danger to the public.

They say the investigation is still underway. Anyone with may have witnessed the incident or with information is asked to call the New York State Police at 518-873-2750.

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