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Police name suspect in Myrtle Ave. homicide

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Albany/HV: Police name suspect in Myrtle Ave. homicide
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Albany police have named a suspect in the attack on three women on Myrtle Avenue in Albany. One of the victims died at the scene, and the two others were hospitalized with puncture wounds. Innae Park reports.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- "I don't feel good about it. It's a pretty nice neighborhood overall," said Albany resident Ron Bruschi.

The third homicide of the year for the City of Albany comes just a month before 2012's end.
A woman died at 157 Myrtle Avenue after being stabbed, according to police. The report came in at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Two other women were taken to Albany Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries.

Albany police have named Michael Anderson, 29, of Albany as a suspect in the case.

Albany Police Spokesman Steve Smith said, "We don't know what type of weapon was used, but puncture wounds to the skin."

The woman who died was found outside on the far side of the house, according to police. As to why the women were there, the exact reason is unknown, but police say there was some sort of association with the house.

Smith said, "Our investigators are here on the scene. They're currently canvassing the neighborhood, and once we have more information we'll be able to update.

Lloyd Apfel, who works in the neighborhood, said, "I leave here at 7:30 every night and I walk that sidewalk every night, I never had a problem.

Despite such a violent crime, those who work and live nearby say this won't change who they are.

Bruschi said, "t's a pretty nice neighborhood. Most people get along. We have a strong neighborhood association."

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Albany Police Detectives Division at (518) 462-8039.

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