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Terrace trouble! Teen stabbed at notorious circle amid early morning ruckus

The morning after: A blood trail on 15th Street marks the flight of the 19-year-old stabbing victim.
Photo by Arthur De Gaeta

A teenager was repeatedly stabbed early Friday morning in Windsor Terrace across the street from Prospect Park, witnesses and cops said.

The 19-year-old man was knifed multiple times in the back and stomach on 15th Street near Bartel Pritchard Square, at the southwest corner of Prospect Park, after a rowdy argument involving 20 youths, according to cops and witnesses.

“There was a lot of screaming and a lot of yelling. These kids were out of control,” said Tom Prendergast, whose son filmed the late-night commotion from Prendergast’s seventh-floor apartment.

The altercation started around 1:30 am with the 20 youngsters shouting and arguing on Prospect Park Southwest, across the street from the Brooklyn’s backyard, according to Prendergast, who says his son’s video captures the moments before the stabbing.

The video appears to show (around the 2:10 mark) this chain of events: two people trip someone; one of the trippers throws something at a fourth person at close range; and that fourth person gives chase, causing the crowd to run in all directions.

Emergency responders rushed the victim, whose name has not been released, to Lutheran Medical Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

The shanking left a grisly mess for residents to clean up.

“There was blood all over my lobby door and my lobby,” said a Prospect Park Southwest resident who asked not to be named, adding that he saw a handful of teens run into his lobby after the crowd fled the block.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Neighbors have complained for years that Bartel Pritchard Square is a hot spot for young people who drink, brawl, and deal drugs.

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at nmusumeci@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at twitter.com/souleddout.
Red reminder: The barely-dried blood of a 19-year-old who was stabbed early in the morning on Aug. 23.
Photo by Arthur De Gaeta

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