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James Fayette, Victim In NYC Bike Path Stabbings, Says Attacker Never Said A Word

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A police officer stops a bicyclist from entering a section of New York's Riverside Park South where a man earlier went on a rampage stabbing five people, including a one-year-old, early Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The suspect, who appeared to be homeless and emotionally disturbed, was taken into custody, said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. All the victims were expected to survive, though one of the women was listed in critical condition. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) | AP

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — One of the five people slashed by a homeless man on a New York City park bike path says the attacker never said a word.

James Fayette, whose 1-year-old son also was slashed, told The New York Times ( ) from his hospital bed Wednesday that it could have been much worse: His son could have been killed.

Fayette had been pushing his son in a stroller when the attacker went on a rampage with scissors Tuesday morning.

Fayette says he put himself between his son and the attacker. Also injured were two joggers and a man walking his dog.

Julius Graham was charged with five counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. The 43-year-old Texas native had been living in a Bronx shelter. He was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.


Information from: The New York Times,

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