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New York - A mentally disturbed US homeless man slashed and stabbed five people with a pair of scissors in a New York park on Tuesday, one of them a one-year-old child, police said.
The man struck in broad daylight in Riverside Park on the Upper West side near the Hudson River.
Police said the victims’ injuries were not critical.
A 36-year-old woman out jogging was stabbed in the back; a 35-year-old man walking his dog was stabbed in the stomach; and a 32-year-old female jogger had her neck slashed.
A father walking with his one-year-old son tried to intervene before being stabbed in the abdomen. The toddler was hurt in the arm, police said.
A member of the public overpowered the attacker before police arrived.
The assailant was identified as Julius Graham, 43, from Texas who lives in a homeless shelter in the Bronx. - AFP