Two people are facing charges after a New York State trooper says, while stopped at a red light, a man dashed past being pursued by another armed with a baseball bat.

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Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

The Trooper was on patrol January 26 in the Village of Unadilla and stopped at the intersection of Clinton Street and State Route 7 when a man rushed by, bleeding and being chased by a man with a wooden baseball bat.  The man with the bat ran into the Unadilla House when he saw the trooper while the injured man, identified as 26-year-old Justin Cirigliano of Bainbridge, was taken to Tri Town Hospital.  He was found to have a syringe in his possession and was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Two days later, 44-year-old Daniel Racquet of Unadilla was found hiding in a closet when police went looking for him for another, unrelated incident.  He’s charged with felony assault and misdemeanor menacing for the baseball bat incident.

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