BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police say three men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing over the weekend.
Authorities say this happened shortly after 7:30 Saturday evening at Cazenovia Park, after the South Buffalo Irish Festival.
All three men have been charged with assault, and a male victim is recovering from Erie County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have not released the names of those arrested.
The organizers of the South Buffalo Irish Festival issued this statement on the incident:
For 19 years, South Buffalo has come together as a community to celebrate our neighborhood and heritage at the South Buffalo Irish Festival held in Cazenovia Park. It is with great sadness that we at Can You Dig It, Inc., organizers of the South Buffalo Irish Festival, need to address the terrible, senseless act of violence that occurred in the Park on Saturday, September 7th. A patron of our event was walking home when he was randomly attacked in the park outside of festival grounds. We are happy to report that the victim is expected to make a full recovery from this incident.
The news of this attack shocked and saddened us. While this attack did not occur on festival grounds, we want to take this opportunity to let the community know that we take measures each year to ensure that our event is family friendly and safe for all who attend from near and far. We make security and safety a top priority. Private security is on hand from Friday night to Sunday morning, and Buffalo Fire, Police, and AMR are all on site throughout the day of the event.
With that said, we have every intention of making our 20th year, and years to come, even safer for our guests. We will continue to partner with Council-member Scanlon, the Buffalo Police Department, and the City of Buffalo to ensure the safety of all our guests.
As a community, we cannot allow one senseless act deter us from the agenda of Can You Dig It, Inc, whose ultimate goal is to celebrate our community, and to raise funds for many neighborhood causes.
We hope that all of you will stand with us and grow together while we get through this incredibly tough time.