Multiple readers reported a heavy police presence in Tompkins Square Park starting around 2:30 after the incident took place near the chess tables in the southwest corner near Seventh Street and Avenue A. Sources in the Park told EVG correspondent Steven that the two men are regulars at the chess tables, and that the fight started over a cellphone.
A police source said that an arrest had been made. The condition of the victim is not immediately known.
Here are more details about the stabbing that took place yesterday afternoon:
According to Downtown Manhattan Patch, a 26-year-old man, whose identity has not been released, was stabbed multiple times with a pair of scissors.
Emerson Whitmore, 51, and Sarah Wilson, 36, who knew the victim, got into a fight with him over property that had gone missing or might have been stolen, according to the NYPD. Whitmore stabbed the victim in the back multiple times with the scissors.
Police charged Whitmore, who lives at the Project Renewal on the Bowery, with assault and possession of a weapon.
The victim is in serious condition at Bellevue.