AMSTERDAM - The victim of Thursday morning's stabbing on Wesleyan Avenue is recovering after emergency surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital, according to Amsterdam police.
Detective Lt. Kurt Conroy said the victim was still unconscious as of last night but has been stabilized.
The victim was a passenger in a vehicle with three other individuals, Conroy said. The victim began arguing with one of the other passengers, and the argument escalated, he said. The suspect and the victim exited the vehicle and fought, and the victim returned to the vehicle, saying he had been stabbed.
Conroy said officers have not been able to talk to the victim yet as he has been unconscious since surgery, and they don't know how well the suspect and the victim knew each other before the incident.
After the fight, the victim was driven to St. Mary's Hospital and was treated for multiple stab wounds to the chest and the leg.
Detectives are in the process of collecting evidence, conducting interviews with witnesses and attempting to locate the suspect, who remained at large this morning. The suspect will face first-degree assault charges, Conroy said.
The name of the suspect and victim are not being released at this time, police said.