Cayuga County deputy stabbed, suspect arrested

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TOWN OF AURELIUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A suspect has been arrested after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office says he stabbed a deputy and barricaded himself inside a home for hours.

According to the Cayuga County Sheriff, the incident took place on Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. at a home on the 6600 block of Route 90 in the Town of Aurelius, just outside of the village of Cayuga.

Cayuga County Sheriffs said two deputies and a New York State Trooper arrived to the home to conduct a court order and confiscate weapons.

Upon arrival, deputies encountered 39-year-old Luke Gaffney who was visibly angry and started fighting with the officers.

During a struggle with Gaffney, one of the deputies was stabbed several times before Gaffney retreated into his home. The injured deputy was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he has since been released and is expected to be okay.

Gaffney continued to threaten officers with weapons from inside his home. However, hours later, Gaffney was taken into custody after crisis negotiators convinced him to surrender.

He was charged with Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer with a Deadly Weapon, a B Felony, and was arraigned Saturday morning in the Cayuga County Centralized Arraignment Court. Gaffney was remanded to Cayuga County Jail with no bail.

Luke Gaffney. Courtesy: Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office

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