An attack in Riverside Park in Manhattan left five people injured within a matter of minutes. The New York Times shared the details on Oct. 1.
A man described by police as being emotionally disturbed randomly attacked Riverside Park visitors Tuesday morning with a pair of scissors. Julius Graham, 43, had been living in a homeless shelter as of a week ago, though his identification was from Texas. He was wrestled to the ground by a bystander and he is now in custody.
Graham allegedly attacked people in Riverside Park by slashing or stabbing them as they walked by. Victims include two female joggers, a man out with his dog, and a father and his 2-year-old son. The father and son were the last two attacked, and none of the victims have been identified by police.
The father was identified by colleagues as being James L. Fayette, who previously danced with the New York City Ballet. Fayette remained in the hospital Tuesday evening in serious condition, though his son Luke was released after getting a few stitches.
The man with his dog has been identified as Ben Loehnen, a Simon & Schuster senior editor. He apparently thought he'd been punched in the stomach, but when he saw blood he realized he had been stabbed. He went through surgery and remains hospitalized Tuesday evening. All five victims of the attack in Riverside Park are expected to survive.
The Riverside Park attack suspect is currently being held at Bellvue Hospital Center, where he will undergo an evaluation.