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Man stabbed during dispute in Riverside Park; alleged attacker in custody: police

Posted: 4:45 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 04:45:35-04

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A dispute turned violent when a man was stabbed in Manhattan late Thursday.

Two men were involved in a dispute in the vicinity of Riverside Drive and West 84th Street on the Upper West Side, police said.

Officers arrived to find a man in his 60s with a stab wound to his neck. He remains in serious condition, police said.

Authorities took a 34-year-old man into custody about three blocks away from the incident, police said. A witness said he saw the alleged attacker hiding in the bushes prior to being caught by police.

Witnesses say the area is a fairly safe place, but they are glad that the alleged attacker was taken into custody quickly.

A knife was also recovered at the scene, cops said.

According to police, the incident does not appear to be a random crime.