Clarkstown police seeking reasons behind Palisades Mall stabbing

A cab driver stabs two men outside Macy’s in the Palisades Mall parking lot just before 2 a.m., Clarkstown police say. Both men were taken to Nyack Hospital.
Police are not releasing many details of what occurred. Detectives are talking with the cab driver, who apparently picked up three men at the mall. The cabbie and a third fare were not injured.

Clarkstown Police Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni released the following news release:
“The Clarkstown Police Department is investigating an incident which took place at approximately 2:00 AM near the Palisades Mall bus stop. The incident stemmed from an argument involving a cab driver and three passengers. Two of the passengers received stab wounds during the incident. The cab driver was uninjured. The incident is under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. The two injured parties were transported to Nyack Hospital and are still being treated for their injuries.”

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Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman joined The Journal News as an editor in February 1984 and became a reporter during the spring of 1986. He has covered police, courts and legal issues for more than a decade, after reporting on county, town, village and state governments and general issues. He received more than a dozen state awards for writing and reporting. Born and raised in The Bronx, he has lived in Rockland since 1988.