A man was stabbed around 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday at 95th street and West End Avenue, according to NYPD. We have heard from several locals that the victim was the superintendent at the Pomander Walk housing development nearby.
A 26-year-old man stabbed and slashed a 51-year-old man with a kitchen knife near 702 West End Avenue, according to an NYPD detective acting as spokesman for the department. Two police officers on a routine patrol came upon the scene and apprehended the man as he tried to flee, the spokesman said. It’s not clear what led to the stabbing, and police had not charged the man as of 6:20 p.m. “We’re interviewing the suspect,” the spokesman said.
Update: An NYPD spokesman told us at 10:45 p.m. that the assailant has been arrested but no charges had been filed yet and they did not release his name.
Second Update: Police have arrested Jairo DeLeon for the stabbing. We have the full story here.
The victim apparently has lacerations to his right arm, and was listed in stable condition. He was transported to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.
Police told one witness it appeared to be a “random” attack and that the two men did not appear to know each other.
This is a developing story and we will hopefully have more information soon. We will update as we learn more. This is from our original report:
Gothamist initially reported that the victim was in serious condition:
“Details are still emerging, but according to an FDNY spokesperson, the incident happened just before 2 p.m. at the corner of West 95th Street & West End Avenue. They say the victim has been transported to St. Luke’s Hospital; he is said to be in serious condition.”
We have heard from multiple people that the victim was the super from Pomander Walk, but we haven’t gotten police confirmation. Early reports from one witness that it might be the super at 710 West End Avenue were incorrect. This photo shows the victim.