April 27, 2022 | New Rochelle, NY: Two people were wounded after a violent assault involving a knife occurred in the parking lot of the VIP Country Club Wednesday evening. Following a 911 call for a stabbing incident, New Rochelle Police responded to 600 Davenport Avenue, and located the two wounded individuals. One male was stabbed in the mid-section and suffered a life-threatening wound. The additional injured male was slashed in the back and the wounded pair were rushed by EMS to an area hospital.
During the time in which the stabbing incident was unfolding outside, the venue was hosting a wedding inside. According to members of the wedding party, they were not aware or involved in the altercation. We spoke to a witness who wished to remain unidentified that mentioned to us the stabbing allegedly occurred entirely amongst the valet staff who were having a dispute that escalated into a violent assault.
A request for multiple ambulance units to the country club was made for the wounded victims. According to police, once at the hospital, the male stabbed in the mid-section was taken into emergency surgery and is currently listed in critical condition. The additional injured male was treated and released.
Elijah Santiago of New York, a 25-year-old valet staff member at the VIP Country Club was charged with 2 counts of Assault in the First Degree, A B Felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon Fourth Degree, and a Misdemeanor.
The investigation into this stabbing incident is still ongoing.
Video by Dakota Santiago (FreedomNews.TV)