Woman Stabbed, 3 Cops Injured in Central Park, Police Say

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on December 5, 2012 11:41am  | Updated on December 5, 2012 1:32pm

UPPER WEST SIDE — A 30-year-old woman was stabbed and three cops were injured in Central Park Wednesday morning, police said.

The stabbing occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at Central Park West near 103rd Street, an FDNY spokesman said.

The mayhem erupted when the woman, who was walking with her 4-year-old child, was stabbed in the arm by the child's father, police said.

Cops raced to the scene after park-goers called 911.

"The guy was running up the hill and about 20 cops were chasing him," said Michael Hernandez, 23, who works as a doorman down the block.

"They were yelling: 'Go down to the floor!'" he added. "They were circled around him and had their guns out."

The 30-year-old boyfriend, whose identity was not released, had cuts on his wrists when cops took him into custody.

Three cops were injured while getting the suspect under control, police said.

It was unclear if a weapon was recovered.

The unidentified woman was rushed to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in stable condition, police said. The child was not injured.

The boyfriend was taken into custody. He was taken to the same hospital, but his condition was not immediately known, police said.

The injured cops were taken to New York-Weill Cornell Hospital for minor injuries.

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