A volunteer working for the campaign for New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams was stabbed multiple times in broad daylight over the weekend, officials said.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday and involved a 42-year-old male victim who was stabbed four times on Morris Avenue in the South Bronx area while talking with a potential voter, police sources said. told the New York Post.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has since released video footage Which shows two possible suspects in a stabbing incident.
The suspect, who first appeared in the footage, allegedly stabbed the victim several times. He is described as a black male wearing a white tank top, camouflage pants, red shoes and a red bandana tied around his head.
Her alleged accomplice is later shown in the video wearing a sweatshirt with the words “Privileged” printed in multiple colors on the front.
???? Wanted for Assault: Do you know these people? At 2:30 p.m. on 6/20/21, in front of 594 Morris Avenue in the Bronx, suspects stabbed a 42-year-old male victim with a knife several times before fleeing. any information? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/m7dKxTUIt2
— NYPD News (@NYPDnews) 21 June 2021
Adams, a retired police officer running for the Democratic primary in the 2021 NYC mayoral election, described the victim as “one of our most committed volunteers” during an unrelated incident.
“A member of Team Adams — who is working hard and volunteering every day — was stabbed in the Bronx,” the mayor frontrunner wrote on social media alongside a photo of the stabbing scene, adding that the victim required surgery and is in reported stable condition.
Adams announced during the incident that it was unclear who the stabbing was connected to and that he was not sure it was politically related. He also stated that the weapon used was an ice pick, describing it as “one of the most dangerous weapons” that could be used in stabbing.
Police sources also told the New York Post that an ice pick and a knife were recovered from the scene, but it was unclear to whom the weapons belonged.
Maya Wiley, a lawyer and civil rights activist who is also running in the 2021 NYC mayoral election, said her “heart hurts” after learning about the stabbing.
“My thoughts are with him [sic] And his family and my heart hurts for Team Adams today,” Wiley said on Twitter. “New Yorkers shouldn’t be afraid to walk down the street.”
Several other mayoral candidates and government officials, including Andrew Yang and Catherine Garcia, also offered condolences to the victim and her family.
The incident comes as crimes and shootings have skyrocketed in recent months in New York City, as the NYPD sees retirements increase by nearly 90 percent in 2020.
June 3 NYPD. According to Press release Which reflects citywide crime statistics, crime in New York City increased 22 percent last month compared to May 2020.
The NYPD increased the presence of its unarmed volunteer force at subway stations in May to counter this increase.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said, “NYPD police have shown us time and again that they are ready to cause harm on behalf of all New Yorkers.” “It is our collective commitment to public safety – together with the communities we serve – that will allow our great city to meet the challenges we face together.”
Sunday’s attack also came just days after a horrific shooting in the Bronx on June 17 that left two young children dead.
from NTD News