Victim Stabbed by Homeless Man in Murray Hill

By Paul DeBenedetto on August 1, 2012 10:59am 

Cops investigated a stabbing at East 40th Street and Second Avenue on Aug. 1, 2012.
Cops investigated a stabbing at East 40th Street and Second Avenue on Aug. 1, 2012.
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MURRAY HILL — A man was stabbed as he left a Murray Hill Dunkin' Donuts Wednesday.

Police said the victim's attacker was a homeless man.

The stabbing happened outside the store at the corner of Second Avenue and 40th Street. The homeless man walked up to the victim and stabbed him in the hand with a corkscrew, police and MTA officials said.

According to an MTA spokeswoman, the victim ran up to a bridge and tunnel officer on patrol, who called paramedics. He was treated for minor injuries on the scene, the spokeswoman said.

NYPD officers arrested the alleged attacker.

The attack comes just weeks after Sabatha Tirado, 25, was allegedly stabbed by a homeless man on 82nd Street and First Avenue.

Tirado was walking with a friend near 86th Street and Second Avenue the morning of July 17th when the man allegedly tried to grab her pocketbook.

Tirado clung to the bag, and the man, Curtis Forteau, 40, allegedly stabbed her in the stomach with an 8-inch knife.

Tirado was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is recovering.

Forteau was charged with attempted murder, assault and two counts of attempted robbery.

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