A model stabbed himself in the neck in a townhouse above the famous Waverly Inn restaurant in the West Village of New York City after allegedly getting into an argument with his girlfriend on Monday morning. According to the New York Post, a trail of blood was running down the building’s stoop. Just four days earlier, he posted a photo of him on Instagram sitting on that stoop, captioned, “Stair wars if u gettit.”
Damon Tolstoy, 48, was rushed to a nearby hospital and he is now in stable condition. A knife was recovered from his apartment, where he has reportedly lived for about two months. Harvey Weinstein’s townhouse is located across the street.
“All I heard was someone shouting ‘help’ over and over in a very loud voice,” a neighbor told the New York Post. “The guy sounded like he was dying. It was terrible, like a wounded animal screaming.”
On his website, Tolstoy is described as an “American actor, model, producer and licensed sport fishing Captain from the Bronx, NY and Los Angeles, CA.” Tolstoy modeled the fall collection for Faherty and he attended Faherty’s fashion presentation just days before the stabbing.
Chris Reyes, 34, told the Post of the blood-soaked stoop “I walk past this place every day and I’ve never seen anything like this.This is a quiet neighborhood.”
The brother of Tolstoy's girlfriend arrived on the scene to pick up Tolstoy's bulldog and to put him in the care of someone else, according to the Daily Mail.