A man handing out literature for Eric Adams' mayoral campaign was stabbed in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon, police said.
The stabbing occurred on the sidewalk in front of 594 Morris Avenue, according to the NYPD, who said that a 42-year-old man was stabbed several times by a person wielding a knife. The suspect then allegedly fled south on Morris Avenue with another person.
The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition. Adams said he visited the volunteer, adding that he had undergone surgery and was doing fine at the moment.
The NYPD released video of the suspects:
Adams, who has been vocal about supporting more controversial policing tactics to lower crime, decried the incident.
Adams' mayoral rivals, including Andrew Yang, Ray McGuire, Maya Wiley, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, and Shaun Donovan, expressed their dismay and sent their good wishes to the victim and the campaign.
During an afternoon event on Sunday, Adams called the volunteer a "super volunteer" who had been very active and also noted the victim had been stabbed with an ice pick.