Police investigate stabbing at Ithaca restaurant

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Authorities are investigating a stabbing that occurred just before midnight Wednesday (February 26) at the Agava Restaurant on Pine Tree Road in the Town of Ithaca.

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Deputies with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office say 26-year-old Daquan Graves was stabbed during an altercation with another man, during which 21-year-old bystander and Cornell student Nick Hudson was also stabbed when he stepped in to try and break up the fight.

Both men are currently in critical condition.

The suspect fled the scene, described as a black male around 5’8”- 5’10” in his late 20’s to early 30’s, last seen in a black leather jacket and a Chicago Bulls hat.

SEE PHOTO OF SUSPECT BELOW. The other person pictured in the photograph is a person of interest.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the altercation can contact the sheriff’s office at (607)-257-1345 or the confidential tip line at (607)-266-5420.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, Cornell University Police, Ithaca Police Department and Bangs Ambulance.

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