Suspect arrested in connection with violence at gambling hall in Washington Heights

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, March 17, 2016

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A suspect is in custody in an attack that injured five people Wednesday at what police are calling an illegal gambling hall in Washington Heights.

The NYPD charged Remi Valdez-Senn with five counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

He'll be arraigned Thursday in Lower Manhattan.

Police said the violence broke out at in a basement pool hall, located at Amsterdam Avenue and West 171 Street, just before 6 a.m.

A 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were stabbed in the stomach. A 28-year-old man was slashed in the chest.

A 44-year-old woman was slashed in the chest and a 30-year-old woman was slashed in the face.

The victims were taken to Harlem, St. Luke's and Columbia Presbyterian hospitals. None of the injuries was life threatening.

The motive for the stabbing was not immediately known.