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. 

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