Editor’s note: Police initially said that the victim in Monday’s stabbing was a woman, but have since issued a correction stating that the victim is a man. The story below has been updated to reflect this new information.
MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — The man wanted for fatally stabbing an unhoused man on July 5 is wanted in at least two other similar attacks on homeless men, police said Monday.
The second attack took place on Friday and the third happened on Monday, police said.
In Friday’s attack, the suspect stabbed a 59-year-old man who was lying on a bench near Madison Avenue and East 49th Street in Midtown at about 10 p.m. The victim, who was stabbed in the abdomen, was taken to a hospital. Police described his condition as stable.
On Monday, police believe the same suspect attacked a man, 28, who was lying inside of the Upper East Side’s Stanley Isaac Playground. He was also stabbed in the abdomen and police described his condition as stable.
All three victims are homeless, according to the NYPD.
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