A knife attack has left a Columbia University student dead and a New York City tourist injured.
O suspeito, 25-year-old Vincent Pinkney, has been arrested but not yet charged in connection with the stabbings.
Davide Giri, 30, a computer science Ph.D. candidate at the university, was reportedly jogging in Morningside Park near the university when the attacker struck, allegedly stabbing him in the stomach.
Giri reached the corner of West 123rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue before collapsing, de acordo com relatórios.
Cops found Giri, who was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital and later pronounced dead.
enquanto isso, Pinkney continued on, traveling towards West 110th Street and Cathedral Parkway where the next victim, Italian tourist Robert Malastina, foi encontrado.
Malastina was also transported to St. Luke’s Hospital and is expected to survive, de acordo com relatórios.
Pinkney continued on his spree, traveling towards 104th Street and Central Park and harassing a third person who was uninjured but ultimately helped police track the attacker down.
The rampage ended with Pinkney’s arrest within Central Park approximately 30 minutes after his spree began.
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SUSPECT IS POSSIBLE GANG MEMBER
Pinkney is allegedly a member of an offshoot of the Bloods gang, called EveryBody Killer, the New York Post relatórios.
The suspect also reportedly has a lengthy rap sheet with as many as 11 prior arrests.
Department of Corrections records shows Pinkney served time as a result of a 2015 gang assault conviction, though reports vary on how long he actually spent behind bars.
NYPD police sources told the Post that Pinkney is on post-release supervision through 2022.
Columbia University President released a statement regarding the incident and Giri’s death.
“This news is both unspeakably sad and deeply shocking, as it took place only steps from our campus. The University is working closely with NYPD to learn more details of the attack and, claro, we will keep you updated as we learn more.
“These are moments when being in a community really matters.
“eu, Portanto, encourage you to seek out and be with others, who will need you as much as you need them. Também, please take advantage of the many University resources that can provide comfort and support.”
Giri, a former teaching assistant, was on his way home from soccer practice, his friends told CBS.
The man came to the United States in 2013, first pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago before making the move to New York and studying at Columbia, according to the Post.
Malastina had just arrived in New York from Italy a few days before the attack, de acordo com relatórios.