2 men injured in Upper West Side knife attack: officials


UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Two men were injured in a knife attack on Tuesday night, according to police.

Officials said it happened at around 9:50 p.m. near West 81st Street and Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side.

A 44-year-old man who was thought to maybe be delivering food and his friend, 20, were approached by the unidentified suspect and got into a dispute, police said.

Things escalated when the suspect stabbed the older man in the abdomen and slashed the other man in the arm, authorities said.

Both were taken to local hospitals with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, according to police.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning.

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).

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