Stabbing in downtown Batavia (Updated)
Submitted by Philip Anselmo on October 20, 2008 - 9:18am
A Summit Street man has been accused of stabbing one "acquaintance" of his twice and holding another at knife point at his home shortly after midnight this morning, city police said. Michael R. Ostrander, 44, of 122 Summit St., Lower, Batavia, was charged with three felony counts, including second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Ostrander was also charged with second-degree menacing.
Police have not identified the victims, but they say that the male acquaintance who was stabbed twice was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo and that his injuries are not life threatening.
Ostrander will go before a judge in city court later this morning.
We placed a call into the department this morning to find out more information. We will pass that along as it comes in.
UPDATE (9:15am): Ostrander was sent to Genesee County Jail without bail. He will remain there until his next court appearance tomorrow afternoon. Investigation into the incident has not yet found a "reason for the attack" and will continue. The names of the victims have not been released. Police have now said that the victims were visiting Ostrander when the attack happened. A 33-year-old man was stabbed twice, and a 40-year-old woman was held against her will at knife point.