By Joy Bergmann
A war of words became weaponized Tuesday afternoon when a 47-year-old man allegedly stabbed another 47-year-old man in the neck with a knife causing a laceration, an NYPD spokesperson said. The fight occurred around 12:52 p.m. near West 97th Street and Broadway. The victim was taken to the hospital; which hospital and the victim’s condition were not yet available, NYPD said.
A suspect was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody. NYPD identified him as Levon Grant; he lives at a nearby address.
Grant was charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, NYPD said.
Update 8pm: Both the suspect and the victim lived in the same building, Deputy Inspector Naoki Yaguchi of the 24th Precinct told CB7 meeting attendees Tuesday evening.