Jonathan GordonMay 15, 2018, 3:27 pmMay 16, 2018, 3:00 pm

Arrest made in New Rochelle High School stabbing

Suspect is a minor, has been on the run since January


NEW ROCHELLE – The FBI said that a 15-year-old New Rochelle High School student is in custody in Gadsden, Alabama, after running from officers since January. City officials said the suspect was located at a relative's home around 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The teenager is accused of stabbing another classmate multiple times inside New Rochelle High School on Jan. 18. According to the district attorney's office, he is being charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child. The district attorney’s office says the suspect will be charged as a minor and arraigned in Westchester County Court.

Residents of New Rochelle are relieved at the arrest and hope the family of the victim feel a sense of justice.

"It's fortunate that through the diligence of the police force in cooperation with the addition of the FBI they were able to bring this gentleman or the situation to a closure," New Rochelle resident Michael Smart said.

"I hope that the family feels a sense of justice with regard to this tragedy, and New Rochelle is generally a safe town, and we appreciate the work of our law enforcement and everything they do to help keep us safe," New Rochelle resident Blair Smith.

Due to his age, the suspect is being held in a juvenile detention facility in Alabama. He waived his extradition and will be sent to New York to face the charges.

In a statement, New Rochelle city officials said, "The New Rochelle police would like to thank the FBI and Westchester County District Attorney's Office for their assistance with this investigation. No further information will be released at this time. "

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