A Main Street Stabbing Reported This Time As RIOC Changes

A Main Street Stabbing Reported This Time As RIOC Changes

RIOC this morning reported a Main Street stabbing last night inside Bread & Butter Market. The crime happened at 9:40. But as concerning as that is, the state agency’s opening up with the community is a breath of fresh air. Roosevelt Islanders can now rely on factual accounting, not gossip and rumors.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily New

The Main Street Stabbing

“On Thursday, May 4th at approximately 9:40 PM a person was assaulted with a knife inside the deli located at 579 Main Street,” a RIOC’s advisory said.

“NYPD and PSD responded quickly to the location where they found a victim who was stabbed multiple times. The victim was taken to Cornell Hospital in stable condition.

“Subjects were unidentified by the deli workers and fled the scene prior to NYPD/PSD arrival in a dark Jeep Grand Cherokee that was parked in front of the deli. 

“At this time, PSD & NYPD reports indicate this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.”

While voluntary public reporting may signal a new openness from RIOC, it also may signal NYPD involvement. Either way, residents will welcome a turn toward transparency.

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