A Walk in the Park Blog reports that two people were stabbed in Washington Square Park on Thursday afternoon, June 9th. An arrest took place. According to the blog, a man “allegedly removed a broken bottle from a sock and slashed two males, ages 22, and 27 in a dispute according to an NYPD source. The incident occurred at approximately 1:15 at Washington SQ. NO. & 5th Avenue.”
It’s unclear the status of the two young men who were stabbed. I attempted calling the Sixth Precinct yesterday after I was alerted to this occurrence but no one picked up.
You can watch video of the arrest which is quite lengthy (and a bit shaky in parts) on YouTube. At the end of the video, a young man comes up and starts engaging with the alleged attacker, who is handcuffed outside a police car near the Arch, which the NYPD allows. (Have you ever tried to intervene with the NYPD?) It’s hard to tell what’s being said.
Plus, video of multiple police cars at the Arch! And at Fifth Avenue! It’s all very Law & Order. It’s quite dramatic considering how mellow things usually are at Washington Square. And now that the Main Plaza is flattened and level, the NYPD can drive around the fountain.