Police investigating two stabbings overnight

Tyree L. Allen Jr., 22/Syracuse Police Department

Syracuse Police are investigating two stabbings that occurred in the city overnight.

The first stabbing occurred around 12:39 a.m. Saturday, in the 200 block of Lincoln Ave, according to Syracuse Police.

A 15-year-old male was approached by four black males in their teens, and one of the males had a knife, police said.

The victim sustained a minor laceration to his left arm during the incident, and turned over a small amount of cash to the suspects, according to police. His injury is not considered life-threatening.

Police said the suspect with the knife was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and no further description of the other suspects is available.

The second stabbing occurred just before 2 a.m. Saturday, at Rosie's Bar at 1443 West Genesee Street, according to Syracuse Police.

A 29-year-old male suffered a stab wound to the leg, police said. The victim is an employee of the bar who asked the suspect to leave after he was bothering other patrons at the bar.

The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Police said the suspect was detained by witnesses at the bar and identified as Tyree L. Allen Jr., 22.

Allen Jr. was arrested at the scene and charged with Assault in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree, according to police.

He is currently being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center, police said.

Police say these incidents do not appear to be related.

Anyone with information can contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips can be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

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