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UPDATE: Three charged with gang assault after attempted robbery, stabbing in Tompkins County

The Ithaca Police Department gave an update on the assault and stabbing that occurred during the overnight hours on Sunday.

Police arrested Tahajjuddin Abdur-Rashid, 18; Thomas Payton-Harp, 20; and an unnamed 16-year-old on multiple charges.

All three were charged with first-degree attempted robbery and second-degree gang assault.

The stabbing on South Avenue left the victim with serious injuries.

Information and evidence discovered during this investigation indicates that robbery was the motivation, police say. At this time, there is not any indication or evidence that these crimes are bias related.

Police are continuing to ask for the public’s help with information related to the investigation.



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