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Red Hook grad guilty in cab driver stabbing

       In an Albany courtroom, Red Hook resident Nicholas Signor was found guilty after a bench trial of one count of assault in the second degree, a class-D felony. Signor was arrested in September of 2016 at 2 a.m. in the vicinity of Washington Park in Albany. Signor was said to be attending college in the area. Signor, 22, is a graduate of Red Hook High School, and his mother is a teacher at Rhinebeck High School.
    The incident began when Signor attempted to flee a cab without paying the fare. When the driver attempted to stop him, Signor stabbed him twice in the right forearm with a knife. Signor then fled, leaving the victim with injuries that required more than 50 stitches. Signor then disposed of the bloody weapon in the park. When apprehended by police, Signor attempted to lie about his identity. He was also observed by police as having considerable blood on his hands when caught.
    Signor is scheduled to be sentenced on November 28th and faces up to seven years in state prison.

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