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NY State Trooper Stabbed in the Neck Near the State Capitol Building

A New York state trooper was stabbed in the  neck with a large kitchen knife today by a homeless man while in the state  Capitol complex, officials said.

The officer, identified as Rodney Smith, was  knifed once at the Empire State Plaza in Albany around 4:50 p.m.

The bloodshed took place in an underground  concourse that connects multiple buildings for the state Capitol.

It was not immediately clear why the attacker  wounded the police officer, whose name was reported byThe  Saratogian.

He  underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition.

The suspect was still at-large as of early  this evening. He is believed to have taken the trooper’s radio during the  attack.

Police quickly closed off the plaza in hopes  of finding the suspect, the Albany Times Union said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was not at the  Capitol at the time of the attack.

No description of the suspect was immediately  provided.

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