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Indiana Pacer Guard and Wife Stabbed, Two Members of Atlanta Hawks Arrested Sfter Brawl Outside NYC Hotspot

April 8, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Indiana Pacer Guard and Wife Stabbed, Two Members of Atlanta Hawks Arrested Sfter Brawl Outside NYC Hotspot Power forward Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, led away in cuffs

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Pacers Guard Chris Copland

Pacers Guard Chris Copland

Indiana Pacers guard Chris Copeland was stabbed with his friend and another woman during a melee outside of the 1OAK nightclub in the Westside of Manhattan early Wednesday morning. Witnesses say Copeland, 31, had been engaged in an argument with his wife, Katrine Saltara the Manhattan hotspot on West 17th Street just before 4 a.m.

The basketball player soon accused 22-year-old suspect Shezoy Bleary of listening in on his conversation and the two exchanged words police sources said. Bleary then brandished a knife and stabbed Copeland in the stomach. Saltara attempted to break up the altercation and was slashed on her breast and buttocks.

Bleary also stabbed a lady friend in the ruckus. Police were flagged down by a limousine driver who witnessed the mayhem. Copeland and Saltara were both listed in stable condition in Bellevue Hospital. He suffered wounds to his elbow and abdomen.

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The other woman was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, authorities said.
Saltara was identified by police as Copeland’s wife, but the player’s agent insisted they’re not married. “I’ve not had a chance to speak to Chris this morning,” said Copeland rep John Spencer.

Pacers president Larry Bird issued a statement regarding the incident: “We are well aware that Chris Copeland was injured early this morning during an altercation in New York City. We are in the midst of gathering the facts and will provide an update as information becomes available. Our thoughts are with Chris and those injured.”

Cops arrested Bleary at the scene and charges are still pending. Police officials say they recovered a knife believed used in the stabbing

Copeland’s Pacers played the Knicks Wednesday night. The trendy Chelsea hotspot also had members from the Atlanta Hawks, who are scheduled to face off against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Police arrested Two members of the Hawks after the incident after refusing to let police establish the crime scene.

Authorities charged

Power forward Pero Antic  and Thabo Sefolosha, led away in cuffs

Power forward Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, led away in cuffs

with obstructing governmental administration, menacing, and disorderly conduct.

According to sources, Antic Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha, 30, faces charges including resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

1OAK is a known city hotspot frequented by New York’s rich and famous to party and find trouble if they wish. One famous incident involved Lindsay Lohan stealing a Columbia student’s fur coat in 2008 after being photographed leaving the club wearing the fur coat.

Police arrested Ignazio Cipriani, son of famed New York restaurant owner Giuseppe Cipriani, and his friend 2009 after beating up a limo driver.

A former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” Atalya Slater was arrested after getting into a brawl with another woman regarding ownership of a jacket, reported the New York Post.

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