An NYPD cop celebrating his daughter’s First Communion was stabbed on Saturday at his Queens home, authorities said.
The officer, Luis Diaz, 43, was sliced once on his right arm around 9:30 p.m. during a fight inside his East Elmhurst house, police said.
Diaz’s wounds were not life-threatening and the suspect was taken into custody, cops said.
“There was a party going on at the house, kids running around everywhere,” said neighbor Kathy, who declined to give her last name. “Then I came outside when all the sirens and lights started.”
The cop’s wife first confronted the attacker and then got her husband. Diaz was stabbed as he tried to force the man out of the house, sources said.
Pink decorations, folding chairs and children’s toy were littered across the living room of home on 94th St. near 30th Ave. in Jackson Heights as police tried to make sense of the mayhem. A trio of women could be seen sitting near the door.
Both the officer and his attacker were treated at New York–Presbyterian Hospital Queens, officials said.
Diaz returned home about three hours after the incident with a bandage on his right arm.
Neighbors were stunned by the violence that marred the special occasion.
“My husband talks to him, he is a nice man,” a neighbor said. “It’s all very strange – this is usually such a quiet neighborhood.”