A man was stabbed in the chest in a brazen midday attack on Friday just weeks after a bloody triple-stabbing occurred only blocks away, police said.
The 38-year-old was stabbed once by another man about 2 p.m. near the southeast corner of Marcus Garvey Park, at Madison Avenue and 120th Street, the NYPD said, according to DNAinfo.
The victim was taken across the street to North General Hospital and was in stable condition, police said.
Police described the attacker as in his 20s, with blond hair and blue eyes.
“Wow, in broad daylight,” said a shocked Maya Ife, 34, of East Harlem, who heard about the near-fatal incident from police at the scene.
In the early morning of May 26, three men were stabbed in a string of apparently random attacks by an unknown assailant near the park’s southern entrance and next to the subway station at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, police said.
Police would not speculate on whether the incidents were related, but descriptions of the two suspects differed.