Illegal fireworks in NYC park leads to stabbing of 5 people

Bloody knife fight took place in the Bronx

New York City police responded overnight to a bloody knife fight in a Bronx park involving a man shooting off illegal fireworks, police said.

The NYPD said the man, 24, was lighting fireworks in St. Mary’s Park Friday around 1:30 a.m. when some of the fireworks landed near a group of people, WPIX-TV reported.

The group confronted the man, who then pulled out a knife and started stabbing people, according to the station.

St. Mary's Park in the Bronx

St. Mary's Park in the Bronx (Google Maps)

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The victims were a 19-year-old man and three other older men.

Police said that during the fight the one with the fireworks was also stabbed in the stomach, WPIX reported.

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The stab wounds were described as non-life threatening.

The station reported that it was unclear if the fireworks were aimed at the group or if they accidentally landed near them.

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New York City recorded a big jump in fireworks complaints in June.