The stabbing occurred at 33rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
Police say the 28-year-old victim, named Yaakov Jake Gindi, was stabbed in the back multiple times and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. The 22-year-old suspect, Madraque Tyquan Bailey, who is reportedly a worker for FEDEX, was quickly taken into custody by the NYPD.
“The guy was bleeding a lot. His whole stomach was cut open,” said a worker selling tickets to the Empire State Building. “I saw when the ambulance got here. They lifted his shirt — I thought he got shot because there was a wound in the front and in the back. It must have been a big knife!”
The circumstances of the stabbing are not yet known, but witnesses says that the Jewish man was stabbed 4 times after some sort of dispute with the Fedex worker.
Stabber said the guy attacked him but I saw most of what happened and that was bullshit. It was so bizarre and disturbing. Great response by #NYPD to catch the stabber.
— Nate Ford (@Nate_Ford) April 23, 2018
The family of the man who was stabbed is asking for prayers for Yaakov ben Yocheved