LOWER EAST SIDE (WABC) -- A man is under arrest after allegedly stabbing his child and making up a story that she was hurt during a robbery.
The incident was first reported as a robbery on the Lower East Side early Thursday morning.
Police were searching for the suspect who stabbed a 6-year-old girl, supposedly when her 55-year-old father, Jia Pan, was being robbed.
He allegedly made up the story that she was stabbed when she tried to get between the robber and her father.
However, police said later Thursday night that he made the whole story up and he was the one to harm his daughter.
She suffered wounds in the torso and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The father has been arrested is charged with attempted manslaughter.
The girl is recovering after undergoing surgery.
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Dad arrested after making up story that daughter was stabbed during NYC robbery, police say