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Albuquerque man facing charges after attacking man at bus stop

Frightening moments at a bus stop in northeast Albuquerque. OnTuesday, Oct. 4, two men were seen waiting at a stop along Carlisle Boulevard NE. Not long after, one of the men got aggressive with the other. According to a security camera outside New Mexico State Police headquarters, located just a few steps away from the bus stop, the man got up from the bench and pushed the other man down. He even kicked and stomped on his head before walking away. A nearby driver then comes to the rescue. She calls 911 and notifies NMSP authorities inside the building. The victim was soon treated by emergency first responders, however, the hunt for the suspect was still on.Several NMSP officers drove across the street, near the Embudo Channel Trail. They eventually found the suspect, Kurtstaferson Cohoe, walking around the area.According to a criminal complaint obtained by KOAT, authorities said Cohoe reached into his front hoodie pocket and removed what appeared to be a knife after being confronted.One of the officers then pulled out his gun.In an exclusively obtained lapel video, Cohoe is shown walking away and ignoring orders from authorities.An NMSP officer soon puts his gun away and pulls out his taser in hopes of de-escalating the situation. The suspect and officer then met one another in the middle of a street. After more threats were issued, authorities said Cohoe turned around with the knife still in his hand and the blade opened. After more warnings from NSMP officers, Cohoe threw down the knife. Authorities soon handcuffed him moments after and asked him what happened at the bus stop along Carlisle Boulevard NE. “I went up to him. I was like, ‘what’s up?’ And then he pulled a knife on me. I pushed him down because he has a knife in his hand,” Cohoe told the officers. “I hit him on the side of his head, because he still had the knife in his hand.” After a brief discussion, Cohoe was placed in the back of an NMSP cruiser and transported back to the nearby NMSP office. Cohoe was later arrested and booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center. He’s charged with aggravated battery and an attempt to commit a felony. Authorities were not able to find a knife at the bus stop, contrary to what Cohoe told police. Officials believe the attack was simply unprovoked.

Frightening moments at a bus stop in northeast Albuquerque.

OnTuesday, Oct. 4, two men were seen waiting at a stop along Carlisle Boulevard NE. Not long after, one of the men got aggressive with the other.

According to a security camera outside New Mexico State Police headquarters, located just a few steps away from the bus stop, the man got up from the bench and pushed the other man down. He even kicked and stomped on his head before walking away.

A nearby driver then comes to the rescue. She calls 911 and notifies NMSP authorities inside the building.

The victim was soon treated by emergency first responders, however, the hunt for the suspect was still on.

Several NMSP officers drove across the street, near the Embudo Channel Trail. They eventually found the suspect, Kurtstaferson Cohoe, walking around the area.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by KOAT, authorities said Cohoe reached into his front hoodie pocket and removed what appeared to be a knife after being confronted.

One of the officers then pulled out his gun.

In an exclusively obtained lapel video, Cohoe is shown walking away and ignoring orders from authorities.

An NMSP officer soon puts his gun away and pulls out his taser in hopes of de-escalating the situation.

The suspect and officer then met one another in the middle of a street. After more threats were issued, authorities said Cohoe turned around with the knife still in his hand and the blade opened.

After more warnings from NSMP officers, Cohoe threw down the knife. Authorities soon handcuffed him moments after and asked him what happened at the bus stop along Carlisle Boulevard NE.

“I went up to him. I was like, ‘what’s up?’ And then he pulled a knife on me. I pushed him down because he has a knife in his hand,” Cohoe told the officers. “I hit him on the side of his head, because he still had the knife in his hand.”

After a brief discussion, Cohoe was placed in the back of an NMSP cruiser and transported back to the nearby NMSP office.

Cohoe was later arrested and booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center. He’s charged with aggravated battery and an attempt to commit a felony.

Authorities were not able to find a knife at the bus stop, contrary to what Cohoe told police. Officials believe the attack was simply unprovoked.

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