Man stabbed in neck in Riverside Park on Upper West Side

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man is in critical condition after a stabbing inside Riverside Park on the Upper West Side.

The 69-year-old victim was attacked at the intersection of West 84th Street and Riverside Drive at around 11:25 p.m. Thursday.

He was stabbed in the neck and taken to Mount Sinai-St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition.

Police say the two men, who are both homeless, had gotten into an argument.

Witnesses told detectives the attacker stayed at the scene and hid in bushes until they pointed him out to police.

"I was just about to go to the cops because I saw them pull up near the monument, I was just about to go to them and tell them that 'Yo, there's a guy in the bushes over there.' Because he was roaming around here. I saw him twice," a witness said.

Police said the suspect, 34-year-old Daniel Shasteen was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

There is an investigation into what started the argument.

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