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08-28-2016, 11:04 AM

Arrest made in assault where victim was set on fire
August 28, 2016

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SCHENECTADY ó The Schenectady Police Department announced today there has been an arrest made related to the assault incident that occurred at 925 Bridge St. around 9:10 am on Friday.

The individual charged in the incident is Andrell J. Leppanen, 29, of Schenectady.

Responding officers and paramedics arrived to the vicinity to find a male victim who sustained injuries that required immediate life-saving medical attention. The victim was then airlifted to Westchester Medical Center. His current medical condition is unknown. It is believed the victimís injuries were a result of an earlier altercation with his stepson. It is alleged that Leppanen intentionally threw gasoline on the victim and lit him on fire, causing significant injuries to said victim and damaging his property.