New video: 2 men wanted in stabbing of Eric Adams campaign volunteer

Bronx

MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — Police on Monday released new surveillance footage of two men wanted in connection with the Bronx stabbing of a campaign volunteer for mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

The 42-year-old man was attacked near 149th Street and Morris Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. His injuries were not considered to be life threatening.

The suspect ambushed the volunteer from behind as the victim reached out to shake someone’s hand, additional surveillance video obtained by PIX11 News Monday afternoon shows.

Authorities said they believe the man wearing a red bandana and a white tank top is the assailant.

Police said he fled the scene on foot, heading southbound on Morris Avenue, accompanied by the second man seen in the video wearing a gray sweater and beige pants.

Contrary to what Adams said on Sunday, police on Monday morning said they believe a knife was used to stab the victim multiple times, not an ice pick.

Cops did find an ice pick at the scene but it belonged to the volunteer, according to authorities.

Police said the attack was not politically motivated.

According to the NYPD, the victim has over 40 prior arrests, including rape and firearms charges. They said he has not been cooperative with the detectives investigating the attack.

Police said they’re looking into whether a past feud between the victim and the suspects was what motivated of the stabbing.

The volunteer underwent surgery on Sunday evening, according to a tweet from Adams.

“We pray for him,” the mayoral hopeful tweeted. “This violence must stop.”

The victim had been “working hard [and] volunteering every day,” Adams wrote on Twitter..

Mayoral contender Andrew Yang also tweeted about the stabbing.

“Horrible news. My thoughts are with your volunteer, their family, and your entire team, Eric,” he tweeted.

Candidates Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Garcia and Shaun Donovan also tweeted about the stabbing.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Editor’s note: Eric Adams initially said Sunday the stabbing weapon was thought to be an ice pick, however, police on Monday said they believe a knife was the weapon used.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Bronx Videos

4-year-old in critical condition after falling 10 stories from Bronx apartment balcony

Fast-moving fire destroys NJ apartment building, displacing about 75 people

Bronx music teacher wins award for teaching excellence

Bronx moms get free day of pampering

Two teens being questioned in ‘scooter shooter’ murder of Bronx 16-year-old: sources

Filmmakers create short films in the Bronx during weekend competition

More Bronx

Crime

Mom, 10-year-old girl killed in Queens DWI crash: NYPD

Man attacks 3 women in Inwood park in just over an hour: NYPD

Man attacks 3 women in Inwood park in span of an hour

Family of woman pushed down stairs speaks out

Man found dead in SI apartment building had ‘I touch little girls’ written on body: sources

More Crime

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter