Man Stabbed in Times Square in Broad Daylight, Police Say
By DNAinfo Staff on June 18, 2013 2:49pm |
MANHATTAN — A man was stabbed just steps from the Times Square Disney Store in broad daylight Tuesday, police sources said.
The victim, who was described as wearing a gray bandana, was stabbed in the chest near Seventh Avenue and West 46th Street at about 2 p.m. and transported to Bellevue Hospital, according to the FDNY.
A tour bus ticket agent standing near the crime scene said she saw a man swinging a chair at another man while holding his left side. The ticket agent, a 31-year-old who identified herself only as Edwina, said the stabbing victim fell to the ground.
"I don't think I'm going to make it. I don't think I'm going to make it," he said, according to the witness, who said the attacker then walked away calmly, traveling south on Seventh Avenue and turning west onto 45th Street.
The stabber and victim knew each other and both worked setting up tables for vendors in Times Square, police said.
Police tape temporarily blocked the entrances to the Disney Store and a MAC Cosmetics store Tuesday afternoon, along with part of the sidewalk on the east side of Seventh Avenue between 45th and 46th streets. The sidewalk was reopened by 3 p.m.
Police were searching for a man in his 40s.