Saratoga Springs Man Faces Murder Charges After Stabbing

Albert Mercer

One person is in custody in Saratoga Springs following a fatal weekend stabbing.

Police say it happened Sunday afternoon during an altercation on Zephyr Lane.

The victim, 46 year old Patrick Collins of Middle Grove, was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

62 year old Albert Mercer is now charged with second degree murder.

Police say the two men knew each other, though a possible motive has not been released. 

This was the first homicide in Saratoga Springs in nearly five years.

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