By Carol Tannenhauser
The Upper West Side was astir on Saturday and Sunday with social-media news of a “stabbing on Friday just before 5 p.m., in front of the CVS on Amsterdam Avenue and 86th Street,” several tipsters informed the Rag. “The man was gushing blood from his neck as he lay on the ground,” said a woman who actually saw him. “I called 911….I did not see the stabbing,” she added.
She did not see the stabbing because there wasn’t one. The unfortunate man — listed as John Doe on the police report — “cut himself,” an NYPD spokesperson told the Rag. “He was an emotionally disturbed person who tried to hurt himself.” The police got the call, found him, and sent him to the hospital, where, “he didn’t die,” the spokesperson reported.