By Geoffrey Croft
A man was slashed by a machete and stabbed several times last night in a Jackson Heights park, NYC Park Advocates has learned, the same park where a teen was brutally attacked in May.
The 21-year-old victim said he was walking through Travers Park when he was approached by three strange men and got into an argument.
One of the men pulled out a machete and slashed the victim in the head, and twice on the left arm and once in the right.
The victim was also stabbed four times in the lower back.
The incident occurred at 8:35 p.m. in the park near 77th Street and Northern Blvd. within the confines of the 115pct.
Police said the victim is in critical but stable condition.
The victim is not cooperating with police at this point and no arrests have been made.
Travers Park is the location of a vicious attack in May where an 18-year-old Hispanic male playing basketball was attacked by 10 men in what police believed to be a gang related.
The victim was stabbed in the back and suffered a collapsed lung, multiple stab wounds, and swelling and bruising to the face. He was also hit with a chain and slashed with a broken bottle above his right eye.
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