Police say a stabbing investigation is underway in Penn Yan.
Andrew Schenk, 43, of Naples was arrested by police following the report of a stabbing behind a local business.
Upon arriving at the scene- they found a victim- who had suffered several lacerations and knife wounds. Officers and bystanders rendered first aid to the victim until the Penn Yan Ambulance team arrived.
The victim was transported to a hospital in Penn Yan- then sent to Strong Memorial Hospital due to the severity of their injuries.
Officers were advised at the scene that a verbal argument started between Schenk and the victim, as well as a third person. Schenk then left the scene prior to police arrival.
Police said Schenk also violated multiple protective orders during the incident, as he was in contact with a protected party.
He was taken into custody without incident at a separate location- and charged with first-degree assault, a Class B felony, as well as second-degree menacing, and three counts of criminal contempt.
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