A 22-year-old man is recovering from multiple stab wounds from what police described as a brutal attack while walking home last week on Broadway.
The worst part? Cops think it might have all been over a complete misunderstanding.
The victim had made his way past the Subway store on West 231st Street around dinnertime Saturday, when police said two people stopped him to yell and start fighting with him.
“I heard you said something about my mother-in-law,” one of the alleged attackers said, according to police, before that man and the victim exchanged blows.
The fight continued a few brief moments before a second assailant — believed to the significant other of the first — also started hitting the victim, knocking both men to the ground in the process.
The scuffle continued on the ground until one of the attackers stabbed the victim in the leg and back before running away, police said.
The victim was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center. There he told police he’d never met either of his attackers, let alone insult anyone’s mother-in-law.
With that, police say they have very little other information regarding the attack, except that the whole encounter seems to have been a case of mistaken identity that ended in bloody disaster for the victim.
Police are still looking for the attackers.
Based on descriptions provided by the victim, one is a 22-year-old white woman, 5-foot-5 with blonde hair.
With her was a black man, according to the victim, with a short afro hairstyle. However, both his age and height remain unknown.