6-year-old girl stabbed, father in custody

6-year-old girl stabbed during robbery on Lower East Side

Police are investigating after a 6-year-old girl was stabbed early Thursday, the NYPD said.

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LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — **The headline to this story has been updated after police said the father made up his account of the incident, and that he allegedly stabbed the child. The original story is below. See more info here.

A 6-year-old girl remains hospitalized after being stabbed when two men robbed her father on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, according to police.

The NYPD said the little girl was walking with her dad around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, near the intersection of Monroe and Pike streets, when the two men approached them.

The knife-wielding suspects proceeded to rob the father of his credit cards and a bracelet, authorities said.

When the girl got between the robbers and her father she was inadvertently stabbed in the abdomen, according to police.

The child was rushed to a nearby hospital and is currently only listed as being “stable,” by officials. There is no further information on her condition at this time.

It is not known if the father was injured during the robbery.

Police are now looking for the two suspects as the investigation continues.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, 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).

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