An attack in Riverside Park at New York's Hudson River bike path involved a man wielding a pair of scissors and stabbing five people Tuesday morning around 8 a.m. One of those injured in the Riverside Park attack include a toddler, MSN reports Oct. 1.
The suspect police took into custody appeared to be a homeless and emotionally unstable man. Two men and two women in their 30s and a one-year-old boy were attacked by the man. All are expected to survive, but one woman is listed in critical condition.
Witnesses recall hearing screaming and a child crying just before police arrived at the scene at the park in Manhattan near West 65th Street.
Police taped off the crime area Tuesday, which closed access to the path for 20 blocks.
New York City Park Advocates spokesman, Geoffrey Croft, said the attack in Riverside Park the latest event of a "troubling trend" in violence seen at the park. Last week a mother pushing a stroller along Henry Hudson Parkway was also attacked by a homeless man. Others have been victims of attack near Riverside Park.