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NYC Stabbing Spree: 5 people, including 2-year-old, injured in attack on Manhattan bike path; suspect in custody, report says

The scene of a stabbing in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 2013.
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(CBS) NEW YORK - Five people, including a 2-year-old boy, were rushed to the hospital after a man went on a rampage with scissors on a Manhattan bike path next to the Hudson River Tuesday morning, reports CBS New York.

Police say a suspect is in custody. The suspect is said to be 43-years-old and is described by authorities as being emotionally disturbed, the station reports. He has reportedly been taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Officials say five people, including a 2-year-old boy in a stroller and his father, were slashed in the attack, the station reports.

One of the victims is a woman in her 30s and she is listed in critical condition, officials say.

"I saw her with a shirt in front of her neck. She was able to talk, so I couldn't tell how badly he cut her, but I know he cut her throat," Shurita Fields, a sanitation worker who stayed with the woman until help arrived, told the station. "I just was trying to calm her. I did the best that I could to keep her relaxed and we just kept telling her the ambulance was coming."

Police say all of the victims are expected to survive.

The incident occurred around 8 a.m. Tuesday near West 59th Street.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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