A gruesome scene on an Upper East Side block late Wednesday night, after police say two men were stabbed during a dispute, leaving large amounts of blood staining the concrete sidewalk.
It was just after 11:00 pm on Thanksgiving Eve when officers arrived at the corner of East 75th Street and First Avenue in Lenox Hill to find the two men with knife wounds bleeding on the sidewalk in front of Buena Onda restaurant and the smoke shop next door.
Police say one victim, a 35-year-old man, was stabbed in the leg, while a 24-year-old man was knifed in the groin — both were rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.
According to investigators, the victims were with a group of men at the location, when a dispute began with the suspect — a man known to the victims. The situation escalated, police say, and the suspect ended up stabbing both men before running away, fleeing the bloodshed he had caused.
Upper East Site was there as NYPD officers interviewed a number of delivery workers who were gathered near the UES crime scene, several of their electric delivery bikes knocked over next to one of the large puddles of blood left on the pavement.
A heavy duty bike lock and two backpacks were also scattered around the taped-off crime scene, as well as rubber gloves likely used by paramedics who rushed to aid the bleeding men.
Officers were seen scouring East 75th Street for the weapon used in the attack, but nothing was found left behind. They also tried to gather surveillance video from businesses on the block, however, Buena Onda was closed, as was the Pony Bar next door.
Police also spoke with the clerk inside the smoke shop on the other side of the Mexican restaurant, but its not clear if they obtained any surveillance video that would aid in their search for the suspect.
So far, there have been no arrests and police say their investigation is ongoing.