POUGHKEEPSIE – There were at least three violent incidents in the City of Poughkeepsie this past weekend.
At about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, a man was brought to MidHudson Regional Hospital in a private car. He suffered from a stab wound.
Police found blood on the sideway around 382 Main Street along with a pair of scissors with a broken handle inches away from the sidewalk bloodstains
An hour later, police were advised that a man had just walked into Vassar Brothers Medical Center suffering from a stab wound.
It was unclear if the two injures stemmed from the same incident.
On Saturday afternoon, in the area of Fountain Place, officers were told a victim had been shot in the abdomen. Sources said the shooting involved a family argument.
Late on Sunday afternoon, police responded to a report of a gunpoint robbery of a woman at 17 Harrison Street. A suspect was reported in custody and a handgun was recovered.
Mayor Rob Rolison said the weekend incidents are “very disturbing” and city police and its partners are doing all they can to quell the violence.
“This is plaguing communities across this country and especially when it comes to gun violence and individuals who don’t feel that there is any reason not to fire a shot or someone or fire shots at people. This is a reality that we have to deal with,” he said.
The mayor said the city is deploying all of its resources and those of neighboring departments to quell the violence.