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.