ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Two people from Albany have been arrested following a knife altercation at the Empire State Plaza, according to state police. Naje Sprattley, 19, and Robert Brooksby, 28, are both facing charges.
On January 30 at 11:33 a.m., police responded to the report of a disturbance at the Empire State Plaza concourse in Albany. The investigation determined that Sprattley reportedly brandished a knife after engaging in a verbal dispute with another person.
The other person was able to disarm Sprattley, but sustained minor injuries in the process, which caused them to drop the knife. Police say Brooksby then attempted to retrieve the weapon, pushing and knocking over a bystander while doing so.
Troopers detained everyone involved, as well as safely seizing and securing the weapon. Sprattley and Brooksby were arrested and processed at SP Capital.
Sprattley was charged with second-degree menacing, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, while Brooksby was charged with second-degree harassment. They were both issued appearance tickets returnable to the Albany City Court before being released.