Second Death in Washington Heights Stabbing Spree

By Ben Fractenberg on August 24, 2011 7:43pm 

Neighbors console one another after a man stabbed and assaulted five residents at 870 Riverside Dr. on August 23, 2011.
Neighbors console one another after a man stabbed and assaulted five residents at 870 Riverside Dr. on August 23, 2011.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A woman who was stabbed by a crazed man in Washington Heights died Wednesday — making her the second victim of the rampage, police said.

Yigao Chen, 60, had been stabbed in the chest and eye Tuesday by 23-year-old Christian Falero, police said. She was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition before succumbing to her wounds.

Two other victims of Falero's alleged stabbing spree at 870 Riverside Dr., near 160th Street, remain hospitalized. One, a 75-year-old woman who was stabbed multiple times inside her second floor apartment, is in stable condition at Harlem Hospital.

A 22-year-old woman is also in stable condition at Harlem Hospital after Falero allegedly punched her in the face.

Ignacio Reyes-Collazo, 81, died Tuesday after being stabbed multiple times in his head and chest.

The suspect allegedly stabbed and assaulted the four people inside the apartment building, where he also lived, before running outside naked, holding a kitchen knife.

Police nabbed him after he ran down the street yelling incoherently, according to witnesses.

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