The NYPD is seeking a male suspect wanted for stabbing at least three homeless people in Manhattan this month, with the latest attack taking place early Monday on the Upper East Side.
According to police reports, all three victims were also lying down when they were assaulted.
The first incident took place on July 5 at approximately 3:09 a.m, when a 34-year-old male was lying on a bench opposite to 374 West 11th Street on the Hudson River Park walkway. The suspect approached him and displayed an “unknown sharp object” before stabbing the victim once in the upper right abdomen. EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The suspect fled the location northbound on foot. Surveillance images also depict the individual riding a Citi Bike shortly after the incident.
The second incident occurred on July 8 at approximately 10 p.m., when a 59-year-old man was lying on a bench on East 49th and Madison Avenue and the suspect stabbed him in the abdomen. The victim was transported to New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.
And on July 11 at about 3:30 a.m., a 28-year-old male was lying inside of Stanley Isaacs Playground between 95th and 96th streets on the FDR Drive when the suspect stabbed in the abdomen as well. This latest victim was transported to Metropolitan Hospital in stable condition.Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.