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Man stabbed in chest near Central Park

(Jared Barnett/PIX11)

MANHATTAN — A man was stabbed in the chest just outside of Central Park on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

He was rushed to Cornell Hospital in serious condition, an FDNY spokesman said.

The man – who appears to be in his 20s – was stabbed around 1:20 p.m. near Central Park South and Columbus Circle, police said. The stabbing injury does not appear to be life threatening.

NYPD officers are canvassing the area looking for the culprit.

It is not yet clear what led up to the stabbing. Police have no identifying information available for the culprit.