Stabbing, Fire Mar Thanksgiving Weekend

A man was in critical condition after being stabbed at the Lillian Wald Houses this afternoon, the fire department said.

Around 2:40 p.m. the man, whose identity was not immediately available, was stabbed in the chest at 950 East Fourth Walk, near Avenue D; he was taken to New York Presbyterian in critical condition, the fire department said. The police said he was not likely to die.

In a separate incident, a fire broke out in the basement of 409 East Sixth Street, near First Avenue. The blaze was reported at 1:13 p.m. and was under control by 1:25 p.m., with no injuries reported.