Man stabbed in the Bronx where de Blasio signed NYPD reform bills
The victim was knifed in the right arm around 3 a.m., at East 161 Street and Morris Avenue, police confirmed.
De Blasio signed the suite of six NYPD reform bills Wednesday, including a ban on chokeholds, while admitting concerns that the new laws will handcuff cops.
“People want to be safe. They need to be safe. They want to work with the NYPD and they want respect in turn,” de Blasio said while signing the legislation package after joining activists to paint “Black Lives Matter” on Morris Avenue between between 161st and 162nd streets.
“I also want to be honest when there are concerns out there. It makes sense to talk about it, not to run away from it,” de Blasio said.
The stabbing victim was not seriously hurt, authorities said.
Police also reported four shootings since late Friday night, three of which were in the Bronx.
At around 11:40 p.m. Friday, at East 187th Street and Tiebout Avenue, a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.
Just before midnight, gunfire erupted at Edenwald Avenue and Monticello Avenue where a 17-year-old man was shot in the right leg. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center for his injuries.
At around 1:15 a.m. at Saratoga Avenue and Chauncey Street in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a man was shot in the left shoulder. The 53-year-old was driven by private means to Interfaith Hospital.
None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries and the shooters remain at large, police said.
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