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Man Repeatedly Stabs Homeless Couple on Two Bridges Waterfront, Police Say

By Allegra Hobbs | August 21, 2017 11:13am

LOWER EAST SIDE — A man repeatedly stabbed a homeless couple he had been drinking with Saturday night on the Two Bridges waterfront, police said.

The attacker was partying with the male and female victims, both 32, around 10 p.m. near South Street and Catherine Slip under the FDR Drive when he got in an argument with them, according to Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.

The attacker stabbed them multiple times in the torso, police said.

Police have identified the attacker and expect to arrest him later today he added.

After the stabbing, the attacker, described as a man in his 20s, fled westbound on Catherine Slip toward the Smith Houses, police said.

The couple was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition, according to authorities.