Syracuse Police Arrest Suspect Involved In Stabbing



On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at approximately 1:46 am, Syracuse Police responded to the 700 block of James Street in regards to a stabbing investigation.  Upon arrival, police spoke with the male victim who had sustained a stab wound to his left arm and one to the left side of his abdomen. The victim reported that he had been involved in a physical altercation with an irate male.  The victim told police that the suspect, later identified as Robert Hartley, 40, of 753 James Street, had punched him in the mouth and then stabbed him.  The victim also provided police with a description of Hartley.  Police Officer Brian Bach relayed this information to other units who were responding to the scene.  Police Officers Joseph Moran and Christopher Buske were able to quickly locate Hartley at the intersection of East Willow Street and Catherine Street.  Hartley was taken into custody without incident.  Hartley was arrested and charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.  Hartley was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.  The victim was transported by AMR to a local hospital for non life threatening injuries.


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