Man stabbed near West Indian Day Parade route in Crown Heights

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Police on the scene of a stabbing near the West Indian Day Parade. (Myles Miller/PIX11 News)

Police on the scene of a stabbing near the West Indian Day Parade. (Myles Miller/PIX11 News)

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man was stabbed near the West Indian Day Parade route in Brooklyn Monday afternoon.

The stabbing happened at the intersection of Lincoln Place and Rochester Avenue in Crown Heights around 3 p.m.

The victim was rushed to Kings County Hospital in serious condition.

During the J’Ouvert celebration, which kicks off the annual parade, a staffer for Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head. He remains in critical condition.

Around 2 a.m., a 24-year-old man died after he was stabbed multiple times during the event. Another man was shot not far from the stabbing. He is in stable condition at New York Methodist Hospital.

The celebration is often noted for violence that occurs surrounding it. Three people were shot, one fatally near the parade route last year.

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