A teenager was stabbed at a Huntington Station park Sunday afternoon, according to Suffolk police. The incident occurred minutes after one of the Town of Huntington’s newly-hired armed park rangers left the park for the next stop on his patrol, according to a town official.
The 16-year-old boy was playing soccer at Manor Field Park, located north of E 5th Street, at around 2:22 p.m. when he was “approached by a group of males who cut him with a sharp object,” police said.
The boy was brought to Huntington Hospital by the Huntington Community First Aid Squad for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Huntington town spokesman A.J. Carter said one of the town’s newly-hired armed park rangers was patrolling Manor Field Park shortly before the incident.
“A park ranger had been at the location, as part of his regular routine, for a period of time and the left for his next stop, Depot Road Park,” Carter said. “The stabbing occurred a few minutes after the ranger left Manor for Depot. After he heard about the incident on a police scanner, he returned to Manor to assist” Suffolk police.
Carter said he could not comment further on the incident, citing the ongoing police investigation.
Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252, or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.