UPDATE, 11/13 — Jacob Olson’s preliminary hearing was held in Elmira City Court on Nov. 13. The judge ruled that Olson’s case will be sent to the Chemung County Court for possible grand jury action.
Correction: A previous version of this story stated that it was both of Olson’s parents that were stabbed. According to Olson’s father, Olson’s mother and her boyfriend were stabbed.
UPDATE — The Elmira Police Department has provided an update on the Tuesday morning stabbing that left two people injured.
Police say that 18-year-old Jacob Olson of Elmira was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder in the second degree, a class B felony. The charges come from an arrest where officers made contact with Olson around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, after reports that he had stabbed his mother and her boyfriend in their car.
Police say that the victims had gotten away from Olson and were being helped by a neighbor across the street. Olson was arrested after police found him at the scene where he gave himself up voluntarily.
The victims were treated at the scene before being taken to area hospitals. Police say that one victim is stable while the other sustained critical injuries.
Police are saying that this was not a random act, but that the public is believed to not be in any danger.
If anyone has information about the incident, Elmira Police is asking you to call the department at (607)-737-5626 or (607)-271-HALT.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — A large police presence cut off traffic to a neighborhood in Elmira after police say two people were sent to the hospital after a reported stabbing Tuesday morning.
Police confirmed that two individuals, a male and a female, were injured in what they think was a stabbing in the driveway of a home on 412 Pleasant St sometime around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Police said that a suspect was arrested, and taken into custody.
A neighbor, who sheltered the victims after the stabbing, said that the incident happened inside the car and that the car just pulled into the driveway. The neighbor told 18 News that they had heard a scream coming from the woman and went outside to check what was going on. They said the male and female were able to get out of the car and make it across the street to the neighbor’s house and wait for emergency crews to arrive. The neighbor said that the suspect was pacing in front of the house after the stabbing and got down on the ground as soon as police arrived.
According to an 18 News Reporter at the scene, a heavy police presence and emergency response were seen all along Pleasant Street, with officers investigating the incident.
Police could be seen talking to neighbors and investigating near the car in the house’s driveway. A tow truck was seen arriving at the house and loading the vehicle, a blue Nissan SUV, onto the truck.
This is an ongoing investigation, 18 News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.