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Albany man stabbed at Troy party

TROY -- A man is in serious condition on Saturday after being stabbed at a party in Troy.

Around 12:15 am on Saturday, Troy Police responded to 81 Jay St. for a reported disturbance. Officers discovered 45 year-old Jerome Rakestraw, of in Albany, with a visible stab wound to the upper torso. He was transported to Albany in serious condition.

With the help of Witnesses at the scene Police identified a man who was still there as the person who inflicted the stab wound to Rakestraw as well as a knife.

Twenty Three year-old Bryan Wright of Cohoes was arrested at the scene and charged with Assault, Burglary and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Rakestraw remains at Albany Medical Center and is expected to survive.
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