MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A 28-year-old person was stabbed repeatedly near the Empire State Building on Monday, fire officials said.
Details were scarce immediately after the incident, but authorities said the attack happened about 1:40 p.m. on Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street.
The victim, who works in the area and was stabbed several times in the back, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Tyquan Bailey, the 22-year-old suspected attacker, is in custody, police said. Bailey, a FedEx worker, was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
“We were shocked to learn about the incident in Manhattan today and our thoughts go out to the individual who was injured,” a FedEx spokesman said. “We are cooperating fully with investigating authorities at this time.”
Police say Bailey did not know his victim before the knife attack. Officers have not been able to talk to the victim yet because he’s in surgery.
Bailey was also charged Monday night with harassment in a separate incident.
He allegedly shoved a 20-year-old man to the ground down the street from the knife attack on April 16 and threatened the man
“Do you want to start this right now?” he allegedly said, according to police. “I will rip your (expletive) head off!”