Astor Place Cube Slashing: Homeless Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Astor Place Cube Slashing: Homeless Man Arrested for Attempted Murder
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A home­less man, 35-year-old Steven John­son, has been arrest­ed for attempt­ed mur­der and assault fol­low­ing a bru­tal attack near the Astor Place Cube in New York City.

Unpro­voked Attack in Busy Area:

Police say the inci­dent occurred on Thurs­day evening around 5:30 pm in Lafayette Square. John­son alleged­ly approached a 30-year-old man from behind and slashed his neck with an unknown sharp object. Wit­ness­es described a hor­rif­ic scene with the vic­tim bleed­ing profusely.

“There was noth­ing lead­ing up to it,” said wit­ness Michael Picar­di. “Just out of nowhere.”

Arrest and Ongo­ing Concerns:

John­son fled but was appre­hend­ed in the East Vil­lage on Sat­ur­day night. His last known address was a home­less shel­ter in Mid­town. The vic­tim was hos­pi­tal­ized for treatment.

This inci­dent under­scores pub­lic safe­ty anx­i­eties in New York City. While John­son’s arrest brings some solace, it high­lights the inter­twined issues of home­less­ness and crime that local author­i­ties must confront.

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