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Restaurant Stabbing Suspect Was Hunting for a Child, Say N.Y. Police

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WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBS/AP) Police say a man accused of repeatedly stabbing an 8-year-old boy at a New York restaurant had been hunting for a child to kill for weeks.

Evan Sachs of Merrick is due back in court Wednesday to face attempted murder charges.

Nassau County Police Sgt. Vincent Garcia said, "His intent was to kill a child."

Police say Sachs crept up behind a child playing a video game Friday at a Dave and Buster's restaurant on Long Island and plunged the 4-inch blade of a hunting knife into his back five times. The victim is expected to survive.

Sachs' attorney, Charles Rosenblum, told reporters his client has been under psychiatric care and recently had medications changed. The lawyer did not return a call on Monday.

Sachs was being held without bail.

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