(CBS) NEW YORK - Julius Graham, a 43-year-old homeless man from Texas, has been identified as the suspected slasher in that left five people, including a 2-year-old boy, injured, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said, reports CBS New York.
Kelly said Graham used half a pair of scissors in the attack.
The suspect, who is described by authorities as being emotionally disturbed, is in custody. 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 and subsequently rushed to nearby hospitals, the station reports.
One of the victims is a woman in her 30s and she is listed in critical condition with a back injury, officials say. Police said she was undergoing surgery.
Police say all of the victims are expected to survive.
The incident occurred around 8 a.m. Tuesday near West 59th Street and the Hudson River.