By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams says a member of his campaign was stabbed on Sunday in the Bronx while handing out literature.

The NYPD confirmed a 42-year-old man was stabbed multiple times at 149th Street and Morris Avenue in Mott Haven shortly before 3 p.m.

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Adams then took to Twitter to say the man “has been working hard & volunteering every day,” adding the man is in surgery and, “We pray for him. This violence must stop.”

Investigators said the man was uncooperative at the scene, and had gotten into some kind of dispute with the person who attacked him.

“He was stabbed multiple times by an ice pick. That is one of the most dangerous weapons you can use with a stabbing. He went into the surgery. We believe he has stabilized,” Adams said Sunday evening.

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Adams said police are using surveillance video to track down the suspect. He said he did not know if the attack was politically related.

Many of the other mayoral contenders quickly took to social media to offer their thoughts.

“Horrible news. My thoughts are with your volunteer, their family, and your entire team, Eric,” Andrew Yang said.

“This is horrifying news. My heart goes out to this volunteer and his loved ones. Elyse and I wish a speedy recovery,” Scott Stringer said.

“My thoughts are with he and his family and my heart hurts for Team Adams today. New Yorkers shouldn’t have to fear walking down the street,” Maya Wiley added.

“Pained to hear this. Sending love to his family and thinking of the team and volunteers,” Kathryn Garcia added.

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