ANNADALE — A man was stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver outside a Staten Island sports bar early Friday morning, police said.
The victim, 36, was attacked outside Play Sports Bar at 2 Sneden Ave. about 3:45 a.m., police said. He was taken to Staten Island University Hospital North with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
When the suspect, thought to be about 25, was having a dispute with a woman outside the bar, the victim attempted to intervene and then the suspect stabbed him with a screwdriver, police said.
A worker from the bar, who did not want to give his name, said nobody involved was inside the bar before the stabbing. Bartenders and bouncers inside were cleaning up to close for the night when they noticed the suspect and the woman arguing across the street.
"We really didn't think it was an issue," he said about their argument. "A guy driving by, for some reason, thought it was. He stopped to get out and tried to get involved and [the suspect] and him got into a fist fight."
When two began to fight, a bouncer and some staff ran outside to break it up, but by time they got there the victim was already stabbed and the suspect drove off, the worker said.
"It happened in literally 30 seconds and it was done," the worker said.
Police confirmed that the suspect and the victim did not know each other before the stabbing.
The suspect fled the scene in a maroon 2003 Lexus GS 300 and drove to Narrows Road North in Arrochar, where he barricaded himself inside a home, WABC 7 reported. Police left the home in the afternoon when the suspect wasn't found inside, the Staten Island Advance reported. There have been no arrest made in the incident, police said.