Homeless Man Stabs Woman Walking On Upper East Side Of Manhattan Then Dashes Off In Broad Daylight! [NYC]
Published on July 18, 2012
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A manhunt in under way for the man who stabbed a 25-year-old woman walking on an Upper East Side sidewalk Tuesday. Police released surveillance images of the man late Tuesday afternoon. The woman, identified by sources as Sabatha Tirado, was walking with a friend on 86th Street near 2nd Avenue when they were approached by a man. The man, believed to be homeless, walked up to Tirado from behind and tried to grab her purse, police said. She apparently put up a fight and he stabbed her in the lower torso, D'Auria reported. He then fled on foot. The knife was a kitchen knife wrapped around a plastic bag, according to a witness. Jay Jaiteh chased after the suspect and described him as being a black male in his 40s, unshaven with a messy Afro. He had a brown knapsack and was wearing a brown shirt and blue pants, D'Auria reported.