Cops arrest suspect in NYC series of unprovoked stabbings that’s left at least 5 injured
A deranged serial stabber randomly attacked at least five innocent victims in NYC — sparking a frantic manhunt that ended with cops arresting a suspect Wednesday.
The suspected slasher — who wasn’t immediately charged or named — is believed to have stabbed a man Jan. 8, then attacked four more victims in Springfield Gardens and Jamaica, Queens this week — and he may even be tied to a Brooklyn assault Wednesday.
“We have an unidentified individual who is walking around the street randomly stabbing people with a hunting knife,” NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell said at a press briefing Wednesday evening, before cops confirmed they’d taken someone into custody.
The unprovoked attacks have had a chilling effect on the borough.
“I’ve never been nervous around here before but now I am,” said Raymond Coombs, who lives near 134th Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, where two victims were attacked Wednesday morning.