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Teen Stabbed By Store Owner After Fight Inside Lower East Side Shop: Police

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A teenager was stabbed by Manhattan store manager after a fight broke out between the two, police said.

The incident occurred just before 3 p.m., when the teen was found slumped over inside a Duane Reade on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side, according to police. However, police said that was not where the 16-year-old was stabbed.

The victim allegedly got into a fight with a owner of a nearby smoke shop. That man then followed the teen into a clothing store on Orchard Street and stabbed him, police said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fight to break out. Witnesses said the victim could barely speak when he was found in the pharmacy.

The teen was initially taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, but police later described his condition as stable.

The store manager was in police custody, but information regarding charges was not immediately clear.

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