Men attack barber in Broad barbershop

Three black men stabbed a barber at Gene’s Barbershop, 1309 W. Broad Ave., at about 4 p.m. Friday.

According to Albany Police Department reports, 31-year-old barber Marvin Barnes suffered repeated stab wounds from a scissors and a clipper when three men attacked him at the shop.

“ He sustained several injuries included a serious laceration to the head during the altercation,” said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. “He was taken to the hospital for further treatment.”

The identity of the men and the motive for the attack are under investigation. Anyone with additional information should call investigators at (229) 431-3288 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477). The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.


waltspecht 2 years, 4 months ago

Is it getting to the point where we have to keep a firearm in our hand under the Barber's hair smock while we are in the chair? Just what makes these folks thing they can do things like this?


Sally_O 2 years, 4 months ago

Guess the barbers need clippers in one hand and a gun in the other.


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