MANHATTAN – NYPD officers flooded an Upper East Side block Thursday afternoon after the latest violent crime to unfold in the neighborhood, a gruesome stabbing, that left a large amount of blood on the grey concrete sidewalk outside a Lenox Hill subway station.
Police confirm to Upper East Site that a 29-year-old man was knifed in the back by a man dressed in all black– who had rode up to the victim on a bicycle– in an unprovoked attack outside an entrance to the 63rd Street-Lexington Avenue Subway station on East 63rd Street near the corner of Third Avenue, just before 2:00 pm.
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“Horror,” said one Upper East Sider who came upon the bloody scene minutes after the stabbing and described what she saw to Upper East Site.
“It was horrible to see that person laying there in a puddle of blood.”
Exclusive photos show the chaotic moments after the stabbing as Good Samaritans rush to help the victim as he bleeds all over the ground, using napkins and the shirt off man’s back who was trying to stop the bleeding before paramedics arrived.
More than an hour after the stabbing, crowds gathered outside the crime scene tape, taking photos and and watching in shock.
“There’s nowhere safe, is there!?” asked one man with his young son, after learning about the bloodshed on the block.
At this point, investigators say it is not clear what led up the heinous crime, broad daylight attack Thursday afternoon.
Officials say the 29-year-old stabbing victim was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition, and is expected to recover from his injuries.
The suspect, a man dressed in all black with a black mask on his head, got away, police said, fleeing south on Third Avenue, police say.