[Photo by Derek Berg]
There are multiple reader reports of a crime scene on Second Avenue at Seventh Street this evening. Several people have said that they've seen blood-soaked clothing on the sidewalk.
Will update when more information is available.
Updated 7:04 p.m.
From a tipster:
"Some poor guy got stabbed in the neck."
The tipster said this happened on Second Avenue between St. Mark's Place and Seventh Street.
"Blood was everywhere. I didn't see the stabbing but walked by when he was on the stretcher Was so gross. The suspect fled wearing a green sweater."
Updated 7:31 p.m.
An officer at the scene said that the victim's wound was not life-threatening
The victim in the attack left several comments about the incident, which happened inside 129 Second Ave.:
I was stabbed twice in the neck and once in the back. My spine is fractured. All the positivity from total strangers is amazing and thank you for that. And btw I am not a crusty heroin addict. I don't do any drugs. I'm surprised it hasnt been easier to find pictures of the incident online. There were so many people hanging around taking videos/photos. The attack occured inside 129 in broad daylight and I have seen footage of the attackers. If anyone has any photos/videos during the event it would be a great help to the police and myself. There were two attackers one was on a black bike with a black jacket the other was in jeans, a green jacket, and black hat. After the attack they headed west on east 7th st. So far they are still on the streets.
The police havent put out any information yet. There were two men. One was on a old black bycycle he was about 5' 9"-5'10", black ball cap, 'stocky build', african american, his face was more round, eyes slightly closer together than I would expect. I didnt notice any tattoos. Most of their bodies was covered. I hit him very hard on the left side of his face and he may have a cut or bruise near his ear or temple. The other guy was wearing a green jacket with a ball cap and jeans, he had a beard and bald head, he had darker skin than me. Could have been african american or maybe dominican, he was very large maybe 6'1"-6'3", muscular build. I have seen video of the attackers entering into the aparmtent building. Someone that lived in the apartment building actually let the men inside. I think he was trying to be friendly. That just shows if you dont know them or you havent seen them in your building dont let them threw the door.