A large fight ended in the stabbing of a man on East Broadway last night. Late into the evening, police were still determining how it all began.
Witnesses tell us 30-40 men were involved in the brawl. One local resident, who called 911, said he saw one young man swinging what looked to be a rake. When we came upon the scene shortly before midnight, police said one person had been stabbed; he was hospitalized in stable condition and was expected to survive.
Blood was visible on the street in front of the Wing Shoon restaurant and debris was scattered on the ground. Officers were interviewing a number of witnesses and checking camera phone videos and photos taken by onlookers. We hope to have more details from the NYPD later today.
UPDATED 5:19 p.m. A police spokesperson says the victim was a 17-year old boy; he was transported to Bellevue Hospital. One suspect, another teenager, has been arrested and faces assault charges.