- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say a man is hospitalized in stable condition after being stabbed near Times Square.

Police say it occurred on West 45th Street at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, about a block from the Hirschfeld Theater.

The stabbing took place after an altercation in front of the single-room occupancy Aladdin Hotel.

Police say the suspect used a box cutter to attack the victim. They say the two men did not know each other.

The attacker fled the scene but was arrested a few hours later.

Police identified him as Cory McGee of Manhattan. They charged him with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, which police identified as crack.

It wasn’t immediately clear if McGee had a lawyer.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide