Police: 17 year old stabbed, undergoes surgery

Police: 17 year old stabbed, undergoes surgery

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Watertown police say a 17 year old man was stabbed Friday night and was operated on at Samaritan Medical Center.

At last word, he was in stable condition.

Police said the stabbing occurred during a fight between groups of teenagers at 845 Starbuck Avenue, Starwood Apartments.

Police said they’re investigating the incident as a case of assault and weapons possession.

Friday night, Watertown City Police, Jefferson County Sheriffs, and New York State Police were all on scene.

Witnesses said they heard yelling about someone being stabbed before being confronted by a group of people apparently carrying wooden objects.

“There was three white males that were coming towards us from the playground going, ‘My friend got stabbed, My friend got stabbed.’ They had baseball bats, and then they were going after my husband. I was trying to push him back,” said Lynn Pond, who witnessed the altercation.

Witnesses also said one man was wielding an “airsoft” gun, trying to get a woman at the scene to hand over her phone.

Although the majority of the people involved were teens, police said, one older man was also interviewed by police.

Police said they’re reviewing statements they took Friday night and working with the district attorney because the case may require family court.

Police ask anyone with information to call them at 315-782-2233.

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