Five people, including a toddler, were injured by a man wielding scissors on a bike path in New York City around 8 a.m. this morning, says New York Police Department Detective Martin Speechley.
Witnesses said they heard an argument, then screaming and a child crying. Police soon arrived and grabbed the attacker.
The suspect is a 43-year-old black male who is currently in custody. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says he appeared to be homeless and emotionally disturbed.
Aside from the one-and-a-half year old boy, all of the other victims in the random attack were in their 30s. The toddler's father was also one of the victims.
"Everyone was slashed except for one female who was stabbed. She is more serious than anyone else," Speechley says.
Kelly says all of the victims are expected to survive.
NBC 4 New York reports that Vincent Mallard, who was working security at a nearby construction site, said he helped flag down police when he saw a woman in jogging clothes clutching her throat and bleeding.
"She was in pain, she was in agony, she was putting pressure to her neck," Mallard said to the station. "I was just trying to make a difference and I just hope everyone is OK."
The assault happened in Manhattan's Riverside Park between West 60th and 65th streets.
"It is a very safe area," Speechley says.
Contributing: Associated Press
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