The man who allegedly went on a stabbing spree last Thursday in the Meatpacking District "was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon," according to NY1. Four civilians were stabbed and/or slashed and were three police officers suffering minor (non-stabbing) injuries; all are expected to survive their injuries.
Rushane Brown, a 22-year-old Queens resident, is accused of stabbing the manager of the Solstice Sunglasses boutique on 9th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets after an argument. An employee said, "He came in mumbling and tried stabbing everyone in the store. This wasn't a robbery. He wanted to kill people." Then he allegedly chased another employee into a neighboring restaurant, where he threw a chair at the door, and finally headed to an outdoor plaza where people were gathered for a weekly salsa event. Three men were slashed in the plaza as they tried to restrain Brown.
Paulie Heenan took this video of some of the good Samaritans still restraining Brown until police officers take over. One witness had said, "This guy was throwing the cops off of him like The Hulk."