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3 Men Stabbed During Late-Night Fight at South Street Seaport, NYPD Says

By Irene Plagianos | August 20, 2014 10:10am
 Three men were slashed during a brawl on South Street under the FDR last week, police said.
Three men were slashed during a brawl on South Street under the FDR last week, police said.
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Three men were stabbed during a late-night brawl in a parking lot along South Street last weekend, police said.

A 24-year-old was slashed on his right cheek and right side of his chest, a 41-year-old was stabbed in his leg, and a 19-year-old suffered a minor cut across his face in a lot underneath the FDR, across the street from 111 South Street at about 4:10 a.m. on Aug 17, police said.

The 19-year-old told police he had been eating at the Fish Market restaurant and bar at 109 South St. before it closed at 4 a.m. He said he spotted friends getting into a fight in the parking lot across the street and ran to join them, according to police reports. He wasn’t sure who slashed him.

The 41-year-old also told police he was trying to break up the fight.

Fish Market owner Jackson Lim said that the 24-year-old and 41-year-old were not in his bar before the fight. He said he heard the commotion across the street after closing up his restaurant at 4 a.m. He said he and his staff quickly called 911.

“I ran out to see if I could help, and then I saw knives and blood,” Lim said.

Police said it was unclear who started the fight. They were still investigating the incident as of Wednesday.

Other incidents in this week's 1st Precinct police blotter include:

► A man had his $10,800 gold Rolex watch stolen from inside his BMW after leaving it in a garage at 75 West St., police said. The 30-year-old told police that he returned to his car on Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m., several hours after a valet parked his car, and found the watch missing.

► Three thieves stole $2,170 worth of women’s athletic clothing from the Adidas store at 136 Wooster St. on August 13, police said. The haul included 20 pairs of shorts, costing $40 each, as well as 10 sweaters costing $75 and $65 track tops. The thieves stole the clothing about noon and then fled the store, employees told police.

► A man was arrested after trying to steal 14 bottles of cologne worth $1,172 from clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch’s 199 Water St. location at 4:40 p.m. Aug. 13 — the second such robbery at the site in the past month. Richard Farmer, 33, grabbed the bottles from a store display, threw them in a bag and tried to walk out of the store, police said. Information about his charges and court appearance were not immediately available.