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DATE/TIME: Monday, October 20th, 2003 / 09:30 PM
SUBJECT:BROTHER ARRESTED FOR EMMETT STREET STABBING

Yougeshwar Dhanaram, 20, has been arrested for stabbing his 28-year-old brother, Prakashi Dhanaram, at about 7:45 p.m. last Saturday in front of their 898 Emmett Street residence.

Prakashi was attempting to stop Yougeshwar (who was reportedly intoxicated) from fighting with 2 other people. Yougeshwar pulled out a knife and stabbed Prakashi several times in the head and chest. Yougeshwar fled the scene afterward. Prakashi was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and then transported to Albany Medical Center. He was treated for lacerations and released that night.

Yougeshwar is charged with Assault-1st degree (a felony). He is being held at Police Headquarters and will be arraigned in Police Court on Tuesday morning.