People can’t even go to the park without getting stabbed.
According to The NY Daily News
A scissors-wielding lunatic stabbed and slashed five victims in a Riverside Park rampage before he was subdued Tuesday morning by a brave passerby, police said.
An 18-month-old boy and his father were among those targeted as they strolled through the Manhattan park before the unprovoked 7:58 a.m. attack by a homeless man, police said.
Crazed assailant Julius James Graham, 43, who was living at a Harlem shelter, unleashed his rage without warning on a bright October morning. He was taken down by a passing good Samaritan and held until police arrived.
“He was looking for people he could mess with,” said an eyewitness, a 57-year-old man named Eddie. “He was looking for trouble.”
Minutes after spotting the scary-looking Graham, he heard someone screaming and the little boy crying.
“I got up and looked, and I saw the baby and I see a guy with blood where (the scissors) went in,” he said. Graham was standing nearby.
The good Samaritan credited the injured boy’s dad with saving the child’s life.
“I’m no hero,” said the unidentified man, a red mark visible on his neck, as cops led him from the park. “The guy with the baby is the hero.”
The little boy suffered only a wound to his arm as his father sprung to his defense.
The terrifying attacks began when a woman running along the jogging path was stabbed in her back, said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
The next victim, a 36-year-old man, “thought he was punched in the stomach by the individual but he was stabbed,” Kelly said.
A second woman on the jogging path was slashed in the neck before Graham came upon the man pushing his son in a stroller.
The scissors-toting suspect went after the pair, with the father jumping to the aid of his toddler.
“He’s slashed in the chest,” said Kelly. “His son is slashed in the arm.”
All five victims were taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center after the attacks. The 2-year-old boy and the other two victims — a man stabbed in the chest and a woman stabbed in the neck — were all listed in stable condition.
The woman stabbed in her back was “definitely worse than the others,” the source said. None of the victims was expected to die.
Thank God for the good Samaritan who said phuck a thug and saved the day.