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Stabbing in Palmyra: Victim airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after Speedway incident

State police arrested a 32-year-old after a stabbing at a gas station in the village of Palmyra.

Police were called around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday for the report of an assault at the Speedway Gas Station located in the village of Palmyra.

Troopers discovered that there was an argument between Martin Hillenbrand, 32, and a 17-year-old male. The argument allegedly started over Hillenbrand leaving two young children- ages 3- and 10-months unattended in his vehicle.


At one point during the physical altercation- the 17-year-old struck Hillenbrand in the face. That’s when Hillenbrand produced a folding knife and stabbed the 17-year-old in the thigh and abdomen.

The 17-year-old, who was not identified, was driven by individuals that were with him to a residence where a 911 call was placed. The 17-year-old was then airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital.

At this point, the victim is in stable condition.

Hillenbrand was arrested for first-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He was held pending arraignment.



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