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Father who told New York police that his daughter, 6, was in a robbery was arrested for stabbing her

Father is arrested after stabbing ‘his six-year-old daughter and then making up a story that she was beaten in armed robbery’ in New York

  • Jia Pan, 55, told New York police that his daughter, 6, was stabbed during a robbery
  • The alleged incident occurred on Monroe and Pike Street on the Lower East Side
  • Pan said two thieves stabbed her while stealing his jewelry and credit card
  • After an investigation, Pan has now been arrested, charged with attempted manslaughter, reckless danger, mistreatment and danger to the child

A man who told New York police that his six-year-old daughter was stabbed in an attempted robbery on the Lower East Side has now been arrested for attempting to murder his child.

55-year-old Jia Pan told police that two men approached him near Monroe and Pike Street early Friday morning, where they stabbed the younger while trying to steal from him.

Pan said the robbers kept him on the knife before leaving with his credit card and jewelry.

Pictured: Monroe Street in New York where Jia Pan, 55, said his daughter had been stabbed during a robbery. Police have now arrested Pan and charged with his child's attempted manslaughter

Pictured: Monroe Street in New York where Jia Pan, 55, said his daughter had been stabbed during a robbery. Police have now arrested Pan and charged with his child’s attempted manslaughter

Before Pan was arrested, NBCNews reported that the youngster ‘had come between the robber and her father when she was cut.

The alleged robbery took place on Monroe Street, under the Manhattan Bridge, on Friday morning at 12:05 PM.

Police sources told the New York Post that Pan has now been arrested on charges of attempted manslaughter, reckless danger, mistreatment and risk to the child.

In the photo: Bellevue Hospital in New York City, New York. The six-year-old was rushed to the hospital this morning and is in a stable condition

In the photo: Bellevue Hospital in New York City, New York. The six-year-old was rushed to the hospital this morning and is in a stable condition

In the photo: Bellevue Hospital in New York City, New York. The six-year-old was rushed to the hospital this morning and is in a stable condition

The six-year-old underwent surgery at Bellevue Hospital after the attack and is now resting, sources said. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Although police are unable to confirm it with certainty, he said Pan may have lived in a homeless shelter on the Upper West Side.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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