Two Separate Stabbings Deep in the East Village Last Night

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We were wondering what all those helicopters, fire trucks and police cars near Avenue D were about last night. Looks like we may have our answer and it doesn't look pretty.

Early yesterday evening, two different persons were stabbed deep in Alphabet City. Luckily, both encounters were non-fatal.

At 8:30pm, a 50-year-old suspect Cornado Speck was arrested and is being accused of assaulting a man in the East River Park on East 8th Street and the FDR Drive. According to the Times' Local East Village blog, Speck and the victim got into a heated argument that unfortunately ended in bloodshed.

The second attack came 45 minutes later (9:15pm or so) near the Fine Fare supermarket on East 4th Street and Avenuce C - just a few blocks down from the first stabbing. According to a reader on EV Grieve, seven undercover cops pursued and caught a man in a baseball cap while the victim was taken to Bellevue to be treated for his wounds. 

A tipster for EV Grieve posted a few pictures, taken last night as well as this morning, and they show a trail of blood in the back of the supermarket. And the owner of the Fine Fare refused to clean it, citing that it was not his responsible to clean up a crime scene. NYPD officials showed up this morning and gauzed down the site. Here's one of the shots just as a glimpse of what happened:

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EV Grieve

The police officials at the incidents have not given any more information as to what caused the other stabbing or the suspect involved's name.

Regardless, the two stabbings happened early in areas that are normally packed with people, especially on a Saturday evening in the summer. And that is a scary thought.

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Michijo
Michijo

I think there used to be a lot more stabbings in Alphabet city. I am surprised that they get any attention. I personally knew someone who survived having his throat slit in Alphabet City, and had a huge scar across his neck.  Puerto Rican gang members did it as part of initiation ritual, just slitting the throat of a random pedestrian.

LIMEM !
LIMEM !

NO ONE IS SAFE ANY WHER ON EARTH. FOR WHAT EVER RESON, THAT THIS ALL HAPPENING. ARE WE GOING TO NEED A POLICEMAN EVERY 25 FEET. TO BE SAFE.

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