Stabbing at West Nyack Fire Department

UPDATE

This article has been updated since it was initialy posted Saturday, Jan 9

 

A thirty-year-old man is facing charges of Attempted Murder, Assault, and Criminal possession of a weapon after a violent incident at the West Nyack Fire Department, which left two people wounded. On Saturday, Jan 9, at approximately 1 a.m., police were called to 42 Strawtown Road after receiving multiple reports of a fight breaking out in the rental hall area of the building.

Responding officers arrived to discover a large crowd assembled in the parking lot and two unidentified victims suffering from knife wounds.

Police believe that the incident was sparked by an argument between the suspect, Jerry Blanc, and the initial victim. Police have confirmed that the initial victim received lacerations to the neck and face while the second victim, who attempted to intervene in the attack, was stabbed in the hand. Nyack Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics responded to the scene and transported both the victims to an area hospital.

Mr. Blanc was arrested at the scene of the incident and is being held at Clarkstown Police HQ where he is awaiting arraignment.

Clarkstown Police are still investigating the attack and ask anyone with information about the incident to contact their office at 845-639-5840.