UPDATE: Police on Monday released new video of two men wanted in connection with the Sunday stabbing of a campaign volunteer for mayoral candidate Eric Adams.
MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — A volunteer for mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was repeatedly stabbed in the Bronx on Sunday, according to police.
The 42-year-old man was attacked near 149th Street and Morris Avenue, police said. His injuries were not considered to be life threatening.
Despite Adams initially saying Sunday that the victim was stabbed with an ice pick, police on Monday said they believe a knife was the weapon used in the attack. An ice pick was found at the scene, but detectives believe it belonged to the victim.
Video of the stabbing showed a campaign poster, but Adams said he wasn’t sure if the attack was politically motivated.
“We don’t know what it is connected to,” he said. “We’ve been dealing with some issues to see if it’s connected to that, but at this time we don’t know if it connected to that.”
The volunteer was in surgery on Sunday evening, Adams tweeted.
“We pray for him,” Adams tweeted. “This violence must stop.”
The victim had been “working hard & volunteering every day,” Adams tweeted.
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.”
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