2014-03-07 / Top Stories

Post St. Patricks Parade Arrest

By Dan Guarino

A stabbing incident marred the post-St. Patrick’s Day Parade afternoon on Saturday, March 1st.

Police report that at 4:40 p.m. an argument broke out between a 20 year old Brooklyn man, identified as Patrick Fox, and a 16 year old, a resident of Beach 98th Street in Rockaway Beach.

A fight erupted and, police say, the teen stabbed Fox once in the lower abdomen. Fox was transported by EMS “in serious condition” to Brooklyn Hospital. The teenager was arrested at the scene.

According to the Criminal Complaint filed by the Queens District Attorney’s office, the alleged perpetrator is charged with Second Degree Criminal Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

In a deposition to the Queen’s DA, 100th Precinct Police Officer Raynaldo Candelaria confirmed that he found seventeen bags of marijuana in the suspect’s pocket.

Bronx Detective Shamal Tatum, who was also on the scene, stated he recovered a knife from the accused and that Fox identified the weapon as the one he was stabbed with. The teen was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Sunday, March 2nd and ordered held on $1,000 bail. He is due to next appear in court of Monday, March 17th, - St. Patrick’s Day.

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