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20 February 2019
Father/son fight each other then assault trooper

Major William F. McEvoy
Troop C Commander


New York State Police at Oneonta were dispatched to break up a physical fight between two men on Interstate 88 when the two turned on the trooper and began attacking him.  Other troopers came to assist and a second trooper sustained injury. 
On February 19, 2019 at approximately 4:24 p.m., a trooper was dispatched to the report of two males fighting alongside Interstate 88 in the town of Worcester.  The males were later identified as father and son, Michael Lubrano, age 34 and Gary Lubrano, age 65 of Cobleskill, NY. 
Both males failed to comply with the trooper’s commands to stop fighting.  The trooper attempted to place G. Lubrano under arrest when he physically resisted arrest and a physical altercation ensued.  M. Lubrano then joined in on physically assaulting the trooper and intentionally attempting to prevent the trooper from arresting G. Lubrano.  During the physical assault, the trooper sustained injuries to his jaw and lip.  Both suspects continued to fail to comply with verbal commands when a K9 handler arrived and the K9 was deployed, subsequently biting G. Lubrano.  Other troopers attempted to take both suspects into custody who continued to struggle and were ultimately arrested.  During that struggle, a second trooper was injured and broke his hand.  Troopers from Troop “G” heard the radio transmissions and responded to the scene.
G. Lubrano was transported by Schenevus ambulance to Basset Hospital and M. Lubrano was transported by Cooperstown Medical Transport to Bassett Hospital.  Both were treated and released from the hospital.  They were arraigned in the town of Otsego Court on two felony counts of Assault on a Police Officer and two misdemeanor counts of Resisting Arrest.  M. Lubrano was additionally charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  Both were remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $75,000 property bond. 
Both troopers were transported to local hospitals and released, it is unknown when they will return to duty. 

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