Chilling moment thug stabs a stranger in the stomach in unprovoked attack in Manhattan
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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: A violent thug stabbed a stranger in the stomach in a shocking, unprovoked attack in midtown Manhattan.
The perp, who is yet to be identified, was reportedly walking down 135 West 36 St in New York when he slashed the 34-year-old victim from behind. The attack took place at 12.50 am Wednesday morning, September 7, police said. The victim, who wasn't named for legal reasons, was rushed to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue following the attack with a deep abdominal wound and is in critical but stable condition.
Disturbing surveillance footage captured the victim being stabbed and then turning around to face his attacker before throwing a bag at him. The victim is then seen hobbling away from the scene, while the suspect reportedly fled eastbound on West 36th St on foot. Authorities are still looking for the attacker, who is still at large at the time of publication. NYPD Crime Stoppers posted about the incident on Twitter, seeking the public's help to find the assailant. "WANTED ASSAULT: On 9/7/22 @ 12:50 AM front of 135 West 36 St the unknown individual approached the victim displaying a knife & stabbing the victim," they wrote, "Police asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS," adding that a reward is set for up to $3,500.
WANTED ASSAULT: On 9/7/22 @ 12:50 AM front of 135 West 36 St @NYPDMTS the unknown individual approached the victim displaying a knife & stabbing the victim. Any info call us at 800-577-TIPS or anonymously post a tip on our website https://t.co/TRPPY5zHV2 Reward up to $3,500. pic.twitter.com/csJplE3QDT— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) September 8, 2022
The violent crime wave in the Big Apple continues to worsen as the latest NYPD figures show major crime remains up 36% so far this year. The statistics show that grand larceny is up by 48.3%, from 20,374 to 30,205 incidents, auto theft jumped 42%, from 5,589 to 7,939, and robbery is up 39.8%, from 7,366 to 10,294, over the same period in 2021. The data also shows a 10% increase in rapes, from 892 to 989, while felonious assaults rose by 19.5%, from 13,086 to 15,640.
MEAWW previously reported how an elderly woman was knocked down by a stranger on Madison Avenue near East 52nd Street. A disturbing video shared by NYPD showed the old lady getting punched in the side of her face and falling to the ground. The unprovoked attack took place at 11 am on August 24. The suspect of the broad-daylight attack in Midtown was still at large on August 26. The attack took place about two blocks from St Patrick’s Cathedral. In the video, it appeared the perp attacked the lady without provocation. The victim landed near the curb after falling to the ground, and the attacker fled the scene.
Just another weekday in NYC. An elderly woman was sucker punched walking down the street in broad daylight. Less and less NYers are feeling safe on the streets, on public transportation, at work, and at home. If we don’t end this crime crisis, many more will flee our state. pic.twitter.com/PyidQZAVGS— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) August 26, 2022
We also reported how a Filipino American MMA fighter stopped a violent attack on a construction worker while on his way to work in New York City on July 27. Video from the incident went viral as netizens showered praise on Ro Malabanan, 44, calling him a 'hero.' The incident took place after Malabanan -- who has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a yellow belt in judo -- saw the attacker sucker-punch a construction worker in Manhattan's SoHo shopping district. The perp was later identified as 28-year-old Samuel Frazier. "I just got out of the subway and I was on Broadway and Prince, heading to work, and two guys who were walking towards me, a third guy showed up out of nowhere, just sucker punched one of the guys and punched him on the side of his face," Malabanan told Yahoo News.
He later detailed the incident on his Instagram account. "My jiu-jitsu instincts just kicked in. I jumped on his back. He tried to swing me off then — but for those of you in the know — a seatbelt position dragged him down to the floor, and I immediately took his back and pinned him to the ground.” The martial arts expert remained on top of the suspect until the police arrived.