MANHATTAN — The father of a 6-year-old girl hospitalized after being stabbed is now facing multiple charges, including attempted manslaughter, after officials said he made up the story he told officers, according to the NYPD.
Police initially said the girl was walking with her father around 12:30 a.m. Thursday on the Lower East Side when two men approached them, robbed the father and inadvertently stabbed the child.
Thursday evening, though, police said the father made that story up.
A police spokesperson said the father was actually the one that stabbed the child.
In addition, police said it’s believed the stabbing actually happened on the Upper West Side, and the two traveled downtown.
The girl was taken to a local hospital; a condition was not available, but police said she was stable.
Police have not yet revealed why they believe the father allegedly stabbed the child.
The father, identified by police as 55-year-old Jia Pan of Manhattan, is now being charged with attempted manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the NYPD.