14 May 2022

 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander



On May 13, 2022, at approximately 10:42 p.m., State Police in  Auburn were dispatched to a report of an assault at 11288 Bonta Bridge Road in the village of Meridian. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Sean R. Broadwell, age 23, was walking to his residence with his brother when a verbal argument ensued with a group of neighbor teens behind 11288 Bonta Bridge Road. 

The suspect, a 17 year old, armed himself with a large knife and confronted Broadwell.  During a physical altercation the 17 year old struck Broadwell with the knife causing a large laceration. 

Broadwell was transported to Upstate Medical Center and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. 

The 17 year old was taken into custody and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree.  He was arraigned in Cayuga County Youth Part Court and released to his mother.

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