Pacers’ Copeland, wife stabbed outside NYC nightclub
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub after an argument.
Police say the victims were hospitalized Wednesday with minor injuries. Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird said in a statement they were still gathering information. He says the team's thoughts are with the injured. Police say the player was stabbed in the abdomen, his wife slashed in the arm and across the breast and backside.
The suspected attacker was arrested at the scene. The argument broke out just before 4 a.m. Wednesday outside 1Oak Club. Police say the couple was arguing on the street when a group interfered. Police say the argument escalated until one man pulled out a knife. The weapon was recovered.
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