New York City police have taken a man into custody in connection with the stabbing of an Israeli man last Friday.
Marvin Taylor, a 24-year-old homeless man, was arrested on Sunday night in Manhattan.
Taylor is suspected in Friday’s stabbing incident, which left 55-year-old Israeli tourist Abraham Fekete lightly wounded.
Fekete had gotten lost trying to make his way from Brooklyn to Manhattan, and ended up at the number 6 subway platform in NoHo.
Taylor allegedly stabbed Fekete as part of a robbery.
A Jerusalem native, Fekete had traveled to New York to visit family members ahead of his child’s wedding.
"On Thursday evening I went to visit friends at the diamond center on 47th Street. On the way home I lost direction to the right train and ended up sitting on the bench at the NoHo subway platform,” Fekete told JP.
“One young lady passed me and saw I’m lost so she handed me over her map. I started looking at the map when suddenly the suspect came up and yelled, ‘Give me your money.’ So I stand up and started running away from him, but by the exit door from the station he caught up with me and didn’t let me go. He started stabbing me all over, and I started yelling for help.”
“Finally I made my way up to the street and two Good Samaritans came to my aid. One of them held on to [stop] my bleeding, and the other guy called police. Once I saw police arrived, I knew I was safe,” Fekete said.
“I was in a lot of pain and was soaked from blood. EMS arrived, took over (from) the man who held on to my bleeding and transferred me to the hospital."