Man accused of stabbing NY trooper arraigned, sent to jail

Posted at: 03/05/2013 10:50 AM
Updated at: 03/06/2013 8:10 AM
By: WNYT Staff

COLONIE - An 18-year-old man accused of stabbing a trooper patrolling downtown Albany's state government complex has been arraigned and sent to jail without bail.

Police say Eric Green was tracked down Tuesday at an Albany intersection and arrested.
Trooper Rodney Smith was working Sunday at the Empire State Plaza when he was approached by a man who said he was new in town and needed help. As Smith was checking his identity, the man stabbed him in the neck. Police say the man ran off with Smith's radio after unsuccessfully trying to also take his gun.
Green, who authorities say has no regular address, is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.
Smith was released from a hospital Tuesday.