A Chihuahua was fatally stabbed in New York City’s Central Park Saturday night after a “verbal dispute” between the dog’s owner and an unknown assailant, police said.
The stabbing occurred around 8:30 p.m. near East 106th Street and East Drive. The dog’s owner, a 43-year-old woman, told police that “an unknown individual stabbed her dog after a verbal dispute,” according to the NYPD, adding that the suspect fled the scene after the attack. stabbing.
The New York Daily News reported that the suspect was walking three stray dogs, which allegedly bit both the victim, a German pit bull mix, and a Chihuahua that the owner was also walking before the fatal stabbing.
The stabbed dog was euthanized at a local animal clinic due to its injuries, according to police. No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing, police said Sunday.
An NYPD spokesman did not immediately respond to questions from NBC News about whether the department has a description of a suspect or what type of charges he could face if he is apprehended.