Man stabbed in the East Village by skateboarder: cops

A man was stabbed in the East Village early Tuesday morning after some kind of altercation, police said.
Photo by Dean Moses

A 41-year-old man was stabbed in the back in the East Village early Tuesday morning following an altercation with a man on a skateboard, police said.

Blake Carseam was stabbed with an unknown edged object in the vicinity of Avenue A and East 9th Street at around 6:10 a.m., according to cops.  The man’s ribs were punctured, leaving him bleeding profusely. EMS rushed the victim to Bellevue hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

The stabbing took place by an apartment building at 131 Avenue A, and residents were forced to tiptoe around a puddle of blood while entering and exiting the building Tuesday morning.

Blood at the scene. Photo by Dean Moses

Police said that the perpetrator apparently fled the scene on a skateboard had a bald head, and wore a wallet with a chain attached. While it is unclear what led to the altercation, a 911 caller told police that they believe the two individuals know one another. Police are investigating to discern if drugs were involved.

The sidewalk Tuesday morning had been cordoned-off to all, with the exception of residents, as police investigate. This is the third stabbing in the Washington Square Park area in four days.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTip

This story was updated at 4: 55 p.m.