Person in custody after man stabbed in Hell's Kitchen during fight

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Man stabbed in Hell's kitchen, police searching for suspect
Carolina Leid has the story.

NEW YORK -- Officials said a man is hospitalized in stable condition after being stabbed near Times Square.

The stabbing took place after an altercation in front of the single-room occupancy Aladdin Hotel on West 45th Street at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, about a block from the Hirschfeld Theater.

Police said the suspect used a box cutter to attack the victim; the two men did not know each other.

The attacker fled the scene to a nearby bar but was arrested a few hours later.

Police identified him as Cory McGee of Manhattan. They charged him with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, which police identified as crack.

It wasn't immediately clear if McGee had a lawyer.

A photo sent in by Eyewitness News viewer Justin Dolan (@justdolan/Twitter) shows a large crowd gathered around a blocked-off area, with police tape stretched across the area.