Police make arrest in stabbing of a 60-year-old at library and threats to hospital staff

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police announced an arrest in the stabbing of a 60-year-old man at the Monroe Branch Library.

Yosmain Ammons, an 18-year-old, is charged with felony assault in connection with the stabbing. He’s also charged with menacing after, according to police records, he threatened Rochester General Hospital staff with a knife shortly after the stabbing. Ammons is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in Rochester City Court.

Police said the stabbing happened on Tuesday around 4 p.m. in the library. The first arriving officer applied a tourniquet to control the victim’s bleeding. An ambulance took the victim to Strong Hospital where he underwent surgery. The medical staff at the hospital reported that the man stabbed is recovering and would likely not have survived without the tourniquet.

A short time later, officers responded to a man threatening staff at Rochester General Hospital. Investigators connected the two incidents and arrested Ammons.

The Monroe Branch Library at 809 Monroe Ave. was closed on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Rochester says the library will also be closed on Friday and Saturday but is expected to reopen on Monday, March 28.