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Arrests made in Times Square double stabbing

Posted: 1:22 AM, Dec 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-20 05:56:11-05

MANHATTAN – Police say they've arrested a man and woman in connection with stabbings outside Madame Tussauds in Time Square Monday.

Pedro Nieves Diaz, 23, was charged Monday night with attempted murder, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. The NYPD also handed 19-year-old Ashley Arcuri with a possession of a controlled substance charge.

Anti-crime units from the Midtown South Precinct nabbed Nieves Diaz in Times Square after recognizing him from the wanted posters, police say. No word on how Arcuri was found.

The arrests come after two men in their 20s were hurt in stabbings around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, police said. They were hospitalized in stable condition.