High-schooler stabbed outside of axe-throwing bar

CHINATOWN, NY – A Long Island teenager was apprehended by the police on Thursday for the allegedly fatal stabbing of a New Jersey high school student. The violent altercation took place in front of a popular axe-throwing bar located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, according to law enforcement.

Authorities identified the suspect as 19-year-old Gianluca Bordone, from Oyster Bay. The incident occurred around 1:50 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, leading to manslaughter and assault charges against Bordone. Police reports indicate that Bordone allegedly assaulted Rocco Rodden, 17, and his elder brother, 19, culminating in him knifing the two during the spat.

Emergency medical services promptly rushed the two victims to Bellevue Hospital, where sadly, the younger brother succumbed to his injuries. Lamenting his son’s senseless loss, Mr. Rodden expressed his pain through social media, sharing that he was “broken inside.” He further noted that his son’s cold-blooded murder left him speechless, and life would henceforth not be the same without him.

Rodden was a junior at Saint Joseph Regional High School located in Montvale, NJ. Friends and peers remembered him as a faithful friend, full of life and adventure.

A saddened statement was issued by Saint Joseph Regional High School on Friday describing this tragic news as a punch to the gut. The renowned football program institution offered their deepest condolences and prayers for Rodden’s grieving family and friends during this exceptionally challenging period.

Meanwhile, Bordone was awaiting his arraignment at the Manhattan Criminal Court as of Friday evening, with records indicating his graduation from Oyster Bay High School the previous spring.