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 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.
The 22-year-old suspected attacker was arrested. The violence 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 dispute escalated until one man pulled out a knife. The weapon was recovered.
Police say Atlanta Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha (tah-BOH' sehf-ah-LOH'-shuh) were arrested for obstructing the crime scene. Team officials say they are investigating.
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