There was a horrific attack in Riverside Park, New York City as five people were seriously injured by a homeless man randomly attacking park-goers with a pair of scissors. As reported by the Inquisitr on Oct. 1, 2013, the injured in the Riverside Park attack included a two-year-old toddler.
The attacker has been identified as 43-year-old Julius Graham, who police described as an emotionally disturbed man.
Victims of Graham were said to have been slashed and stabbed by a pair of scissors that he was holding and waving around. A father and his two-year-old son were attacked along with three other people. Graham was running down one of the bike paths just attacking random people.
One eye witness described, "He was looking for people he could mess with. He was looking for trouble," according to the New York Daily News.
The attack in Riverside Park began with Graham stabbing a 36-year-old woman in the back. he then moved on to slash a 36-year-old man in the stomach. He then moved on to slash a 32-year-old female jogger in the neck.
One witness described the horror: "She was screaming and was holding a coat over her neck. She told me she was stabbed. She was hysterical, crying."
After going after those three, Graham attacked a 35-year-old man who was pushing his son in a stroller. The man was stabbed in the chest as he tried to cover up and protect his son. The young boy ended up being slashed on the arm.
A passer-by finally was able to pin Graham to the ground and hold him there until police arrived to arrest him. That passer-by was Thomas Ciriacks who some are heralding as a hero, but he wants none of that.
"I'm no hero. The real hero is the guy with the kid," said Ciriacks.
Graham was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center. All of the victims are expected to survive and recover from their injuries.