AFTER SLASHING AT COLUMBUS 72, POLICE SEEK SIX MEN

Police are looking to question the six men in the photo above in regards to a crime at the Columbus 72 night club on Friday morning.

A man in his 30’s was slashed in the neck at about 2:30 a.m. inside the club, police told various media outlets. It’s not clear if the weapon was a broken bottle or a knife. Columbus 72 is located on Columbus between 71st and 72nd.

The man was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, and the wound was not considered life-threatening, the Daily News reported.

Update: The man, a DJ from the Bronx, is listed in critical condition after he suffered a gash to his neck, according to Bronx News 12 and Pix11. “He is reportedly in critical condition but expected to survive,” says Pix11.

DNAinfo released the following descriptions of the men.

“The six men are described as between the ages of 20 – 30 years old, and are described as “persons of interest.”

One man, aged 25-30, stands 6-feet-tall with black hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a white button down sweater and jeans, police said.

Another man is a 25-30 year old male, standing between 5-feet-7-inches and 5-feet-8-inches tall with tattoo sleeves on both arms, police said. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.

The third person of interest is believed to be 25 years old male, between 5-feet-6-inches and 5-feet-7-inches. He was last seen wearing an orange long sleeve shirt with “KR3W” in black letters on the front and jeans.

The fourth person of interest is a 20-25-year-old male, with a black goatee, police said. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

The fifth man had a black crew cut, and was last seen wearing a blue button down shirt and jeans. The

The sixth suspect is 20-25 years old with close cut hair, and was last seen wearing a leather and cloth jacket with the letter “S” on the left hand side, blue sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-8477.”

Photo via NYPD.

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    1. marc says:

      This club is nothing but trouble. There has to be better use for this space in our neighborhood. Anyone know how to petition the city to get it shut down?

    2. James says:

      Probably the only place that serves alcohol between 66th & 86th on the Upper West Side that I’ve never been to. It always just gave me a bad vibe. Guess I was right.

    3. jerry says:

      Regarding the comments of #1 and #2: I was a disc jockey at Columbus 72 off and on from the day it opened. From the outset, the club’s manager, Mark Glazer, wanted Columbus 72 to be an upscale nightclub destination for singles and couples from 24 to 40, with sophisticated dance music in a comfortable enviornment. As a DJ who has worked at clubs from Webster Hall to The Roxy, I watched Mark give it his all. And, for a time, the club was happening…but then, due to the economy and “hot spots” within Manhattan, Columbus 72 had a tough row to hoe. The owners became increasingly more concerned about making their nut – and this led to the dismissal of Mr. Glazer and to the booking of parties that would be nothing but problems – as witnessed by the violent incident of last week. So that’s the back story. With the current “hot” enviornment of the UWS, Mr. Glazer’s concept of what a spohisticated night club/dance club could be, is my opinion, where traction could well be found.

      • gobot says:

        I went here back in 1980s……it was called, Surf Club, or something like that……

        This is the problem with ALL clubs in NYC – clubs meaning dancing with a “cabaret” license (NYC law).
        The SLA and CBs cannot say it because it is not correct.
        But….once the A and B list moves on, the club owner goes for a more “ethnic” “urban” market.. This is a huge mistake for the industry. You can’t say this out loud, so the City reaction is NO NEW CABARET Licenses anywhere – so you just have the old ones staying in place…..and attracting this type of crowd ….they do go out and spend money for a night in “Manheetaan”.

        Owner –
        Better, to shut down ,redecorate and rename under SAME ownership and start with A list again….You have a responbility to the neighorhood you are in or you are going eventually have your liquor license removed.
        Clearly this club space should be closed, the area does not call for it….but, folks do have a right to go out and nightlife has a right to exist.. But everyone is afraid of this.. .. Google Shadow nightclub 28th st.

    4. Robert says:

      Pls note that the monthly 20th precinct community council meeting this Monday night at 7pm. It is at the precinct between Col & Amsterdam at 120 West 82nd Street. This is the place to bring up public safety issues like this. The meeting is open to all and the precinct commander takes questions. The precinct can be reached at (212) 580-6411.

    5. ann says:

      I lived on 72nd Street for many years. My bedroom had windows facing the street, and there were several times when right at 4am, huge crowds of drunk revelers would get booted out of this club and make their way onto 72nd and raise bloody hell as they headed for the subway. The cops always inevitably showed up and sirens and yelling would ensue and it would be a huge mess with people hanging out of their windows screaming at everyone to shut up. This club just doesn’t fit in this neighborhood. It has nothing to do with ethnicity, and everything to do with the fact that most people are in bed well before midnight.

      • gobot says:

        How about these revelers having a little respect for the residents.

        totally disgusting.

        and I support nightlife.