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Two Victims Stabbed In Prospect Park Wednesday Night; Suspect Arrested, Police Say

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Two victims were stabbed in separate incidents Wednesday night in Prospect Park. The police arrived on the scene at approximately 11:30pm on March 9.

According to police, 26-year-old Keny Rochelin has been arrested who may be responsible for both incidents.

The first incident involved a 30-year-old man who was jogging in the vicinity of Lincoln Road and East Drive, as reported by News 4 New York. Rochelin pulled out a knife, attempting to stab the jogger.

According to cops, the victim was stabbed in the hand while fighting off the suspect, who then fled the scene.

The second incident took place soon after. Rochelin came upon and stabbed a 42-year-old man in the stomach in the vicinity of Ocean and Parkside Avenues. Rochelin then stole the victim’s wallet and then ran off.

The two victims were taken to Kings County hospital. Both are in stable condition.

According to police, the 26-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday morning, and charges are currently pending.

Updated 12:26pm on March 10: The name of the suspect — Keny Rochelin — has been released.

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  1. 11:30 is pretty late to be in a city park. Not victim blaming in anyway, I’m just not sure this is anything other than typical big-city crime.

  2. Its not victim blaming, its common sense to stay away from parks at night. Its just not worth the risk, get a gym membership and/or a treadmill if you want to run at 11:30 at night.

  3. I hope these two men recover without complications. That being said……people should know better than to be on the EAST side of the park that late. It’s creepy enough along Prospect Park WEST at that hour. Not only that, I’m always a bit uncomfortable getting off at the Prospect Park station when heading to Brooklyn Botanic Garden….and that’s usually on a sunny weekend morning.

  4. “uncomfortable” on a “sunny weekend morning”? god i wish ditmas parkers would stay the hell out of my neighborhood

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