Updated December 27th, 2023 at 17:32 IST
"All white people dead': Man stabs two girls at a eatery in NYC
Two teenage girls were attacked by a man at a New York restaurant on Christmas, where he expressed a desire for "all white people dead."
Two teenage girls were attacked by a man at a New York restaurant on Christmas, where he expressed a desire for "all white people dead." The victims, originally from South America, were with their family at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan during the incident on Monday.
The 14 and 16-year-old girls sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the stabbing, as reported by the New York Post, citing police and sources. Police sources reported that the 36-year-old suspect, Steven Hutcherson, allegedly shouted, "I want to sit next to the crackers."
Restaurant staff members informed the NY Post that Hutcherson entered the establishment expressing a desire for a table but refusing to place an order. When denied service, he became agitated and allegedly pointed out that the family at another table wasn't eating either. Subsequently, he grabbed a knife and attacked the girls, according to witnesses at the restaurant.
Hutcherson has a history of mental health concerns and has been arrested previously, according to the report.
The injured girls were transported to Bellevue Hospital for medical attention. They were later released and their hotel staff reported that they were in stable condition.
Hutcherson has a history of 17 prior arrests, according to sources, and has been categorized as an "emotionally disturbed person" in previous encounters with law enforcement. His most recent arrest was on November 7 for allegedly threatening to "shoot" a stranger in The Bronx.
"I'm gonna shoot you. I don't care what kind of green card the government gave you," he said, according to the criminal complaint made against him.
Published December 27th, 2023 at 17:30 IST