Man Stabbed with Switchblade Outside Madison Street Bodega
A man was punched and then stabbed several times with a switchblade knife outside a Madison Street bodega Sunday evening, police said.
The knifing transpired at the AM & PM bodega at 197 Madison just before 7:00pm. Authorities say the attacker got into an argument with the 44-year-old victim before punching him in the face, then stabbing him several times in the lower back with the switchblade.
Surveillance video shows from the store shows the suspect punching the victim before pulling out the switchblade. The victim walked himself to New York Downtown Hospital, where he is reportedly in serious but stable condition.
Police are searching for the suspect.
The intersection of Madison and Rutgers is one of the most troublesome in the area. So much so that it’s under constant surveillance by the 7th Precinct. On the southwest corner is a large camera unit with eyes in the sky.