New York City - 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 1-year-old child, police said.
The man struck in broad daylight in Riverside Park on Upper
West Side near the Hudson River. Police said none of the victims was in
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 1-year-old son tried to intervene
before being stabbed in the abdomen. The toddler was lightly hurt in the arm,
A member of the public overpowered the attacker before
The assailant was identified as Julius Graham, 43, from
Texas who lives in a homeless shelter in the Bronx.