Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office looking for stabbing suspect

A man accused of ripping out an air conditioning unit to gain access to a home and stab someone is still on the run.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is looking for 61-year-old Emiliano Benitez. He accused of stabbing another man in Amsterdam late Monday night.

It happened around 11:45 in the 100 block of Worthington Street. The victim required two dozen stitches.

Sheriff Fred Abdalla says Benitez is an undocumented immigrant his department has had problems with in the past.

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