October 28, 2021

Man stabbed on Port Watson Street

S.N. Briere/staff reporter

A Cortland City police officer checks in Tuesday afternoon on a man who was being treated by TLC Emergency Medical Services paramedics after being stabbed on Port Watson Street while a Cortland City firefighter directs traffic along South Pendleton Street.

Police were searching Tuesday afternoon for suspects in a stabbing on Port Watson Street in Cortland that left a 32-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries.

Cortland police were dispatched at 1:46 p.m. to South Pendleton and Port Watson streets.

Upon arrival, police said they found the man had been stabbed in the buttocks. After speaking to police for several minutes, the man was transported by TLC Emergency Medical Services to Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

Lt. Michael Strangeway said a preliminary investigation showed blood drops along the sidewalk of Port Watson Street starting in the area of 77 Port Watson St. heading toward the corner of South Pendleton Street.

Officers could be seen walking along Port Watson making note of the blood drops.

Strangeway said a construction crew working on a house in the area said they heard and saw an argument between two men and a woman, but did not see the stabbing.

Strangeway said the man did not want an investigation, but Strangeway said an investigation will take place.

“We’re not going to be having people stabbed in broad daylight on Port Watson Street,” he said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Sgt. Sean Brynes at 607-751-3001 ext. 323.