NBA Star Chris Copeland Stabbed Outside New York Nightclub

Indiana Pacers player was in town to play his former team.

Indiana Pacers player Chris Copeland is in New York City to face his old team, the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

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Copeland is now doubtful to play the game following an encounter with a knife-wielding man outside the New York nightclub, 1OAK. Cops reportedly say Shezoy Bleary-Murdock stabbed Copeland in the abdomen and two other women in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

According to sources quoted in news reports Copeland was arguing with a female friend, Katrine Saltara, outside the club when Bleary-Murdock allegedly interjected and pulled out a knife. Bleary then allegedly stabbed Copeland and slashed Saltara in her arm and leg.

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1OAK in a statement said that Copeland’s driver grabbed Bleary-Murdock and held him until police came to the scene.

The suspected stabber was arrested and Copeland was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.