5 Stabbed in Dispute Over Illegal Fireworks in Bronx Park

NEW YORK (AP) -

Five men were stabbed Friday after a dispute over illegal fireworks in the Bronx turned violent, police said.

Police said a man was setting off fireworks in a public park in the South Bronx shortly before 1:30 a.m. when he was confronted by someone who objected to the fireworks, sparking a fight.

The man who had been setting off fireworks stabbed or slashed four men, and one of the men grabbed the knife and stabbed him, police said.

All five men were hospitalized with wounds that police said were not life-threatening. Charges were pending.