Queens Boy Stabbed Over X-Box Dispute [Photo]
A 12-year-old Queens boy was stabbed while scuffling for a knife Friday during a fight over an Xbox video game console, police said.
The boy, whose name the Daily News is withholding because of his age, was visiting a 13-year-old neighbor on 174th St. in St. Albans. He accused his pal of having his Xbox video game console. When his host denied having stolen the pricey console, the two boys got into a heated argument, and the older boy whipped out a butter knife, police said.
The younger child attempted to grab the knife out of the teen’s hands and wound up accidentally stabbing himself in the stomach during the altercation.
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NY Daily News then goes on to report; he victim ran home and told his aunt what happened, cops said. She rushed him to Jamaica Hospital with a small puncture wound. He was listed in stable condition and police were called.
“That boy is a very good child,” neighbor Doreen White, 62, said of the victim, who goes to school with her granddaughter. “He doesn’t come out from his house unless he’s riding his bike.
“He never has a problem or beef with anybody,” she added. “I never hear him out here fighting.” The older boy admitted to cops that he brandished a butter knife.
He was questioned for an hour before police released him to his mother and filed a juvenile report for menacing, officials said. Neighbors were dismayed to hear of the knife fight on their quiet block of two-family homes. “I’m shocked,” said Don Grant. “Twelve, 13-year-old kids getting into an issue?
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Source: NY Daily News