Chris Copeland of the Pacers Stabbed, His Wife Slashed, Outside NYC Club [UPDATE]

By Jason McIntyre

Chris Copeland of the Indiana Pacers was stabbed outside of a New York City club early Wednesday morning, and police say his fiancee was slashed in the arm and leg.

Police say Copeland, who was in town because the Pacers play the Knicks tonight, was leaving the club 1Oak with his fiancee when an argument erupted, and a man stabbed Copeland and slashed his wife. The man was arrested.

[UPDATEAn Indy Star reporter says Copeland is not married, but the woman who was slashed, Katrine Saltara, previously dated Copeland.]

Also arrested were two Atlanta Hawks players – Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha – because, according to the New York Daily News, police say they were “trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene.” The Hawks beat the Suns Tuesday night, and then the team flew to New York because Atlanta is playing Brooklyn tonight.

"Sefolosha, 30, and Antić, 32, refused to move when police tried to set up a crime scene, the sources said. They were charged with obstructing governmental administration."

Copeland and his wife were rushed to the hospital and according to the paper are in stable condition. [via New York Daily News]