A 16-year-old boy was hanging out near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan early Saturday morning when police say he was approached by an unknown man who asked him for a beer. The teen declined the request, and so the man stabbed him in the stomach, then ran away.
The incident occurred around 1:25 a.m. on Saturday, September 16th at Whitehall Street and South Street. The young man was taken to Bellevue in stable condition.
Investigators have released security camera video and a photo of the suspect, who they describe as male, in his 30s, with dark complexion. Police say he is approximately 5'7" tall, approximately 210 lbs., bald, and was last seen wearing a long black t-shirt, light blue jeans, and white sneakers. He also has a large scar on his neck, according to the NYPD.
In June, a man was stabbed in the arm inside the Staten Island ferry terminal. In February 2016, a tourist who refused to buy Statue of Liberty tickets suffered a fractured skull after being assaulted by an alleged ticket seller near the ferry terminal. In August of that year, a man was found stabbed to death behind the ferry terminal. In December 2016, a man was arrested for trying to stab a Staten Island ferry rider during a dispute over a power outlet.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.