A man stabbed himself in the neck in Manhattan’s tony West Village neighborhood on Monday, leaving a trail of blood on one of the most sought-after residential blocks in New York City.
The New York Post reports that Damon Tolstoy, 48, drove a knife through his own neck on Bank Street Monday morning, just above the trendy Waverly Inn restaurant, owned by former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
The report indicates that Tolstoy may have been outside of the building at the time of the self-inflicted injury, as he reportedly left blood along the stoop, although he is believed to live in an apartment at 16 Bank Street. The building landlord told the New York Post that Tolstoy had moved in two months ago after living with his girlfriend around the corner. A townhouse belonging to Harvey Weinstein sits just across the street.
A fight with a girlfriend is believed to have preceded the stabbing.
“All I heard was someone shouting ‘help’ over and over in a very loud voice,” a resident by the name of Anne told the newspaper.
“The guy sounded like he was dying. It was terrible, like a wounded animal screaming.”
Tolstoy was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he is now in stable condition. The Waverly Inn was closed at the time of the incident.
According to his website, Tolstoy is a commercial fisherman, actor, and model who has appeared in Esquire magazine and a Jim Beam advertising campaign. He recently posted an Instagram shot of himself on the stoop of the Bank Street building.
[Feature image: Instagram/Damon Tolstoy]