Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed and his wife slashed during an argument at a New York City nightclub early Wednesday morning, according to Rocco Parascandola of the New York Daily News.
The attacker was arrested, as were two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha. The two Hawks were booked for obstruction of justice for “trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene.”
The incident reportedly occurred shortly before 4 a.m. at 1 OAK club in Chelsea on West 17th St. As the club was closing and patrons were filing out, an argument broke out and the suspect stabbed Copeland and slashed his wife. A third person was also slashed. All three were brought to the hospital, and Copeland and his wife are reportedly in stable condition.
Antic and Sefolosha are in New York with the Hawks for a game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. Atlanta played a home game on Tuesday night, so the Hawks could have only been in New York for a couple of hours before the incident happened.