Teen charged with assault in stabbing of off-duty NYPD officer at party in Queens

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Candace McCowan has the details from East Elmhurst.

A teenager has been charged with felony assault in connection with the stabbing of an off-duty police officer in Queens.

Police say 18-year-old Diego Velasco from Queens tried to enter the officer's East Elmhurst home Saturday night during a first communion party for the officer's daughter.

Velasco didn't know the family and wasn't invited.

The officer confronted Velasco, who then stabbed him in the arm, authorities say.

The 43-year-old officer was treated and released from the hospital.
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