New York City police are urgently seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for at least four apparently random stabbings in Queens.

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The New York City Police Department is actively seeking information from the public to identify and apprehend a suspect believed to be responsible for at least four seemingly random stabbings in Queens. The latest incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on 161st Street near 134th Avenue in Springfield Gardens, where a 74-year-old man and a 41-year-old man were stabbed. Sources indicate that the attack appears to have been unprovoked, and both victims have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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This marks the fourth reported stabbing by the same suspect. In a previous incident just after midnight on Tuesday, a 34-year-old woman was stabbed as she walked home near 158th Street and 134th Avenue. The victim, hospitalized in stable condition, described the attacker fleeing the scene. Another stabbing took place on January 8 at 157th Street and 137th Avenue.

The suspect is described as a Black man, around 5’9″, last seen wearing a dark grey jacket, black pants, black shoes, and a blue mask. NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey emphasizes the need to identify and stop the suspect, urging anyone with information to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips online or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips.

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Despite initial reports of a potential connection to a separate stabbing incident in Brooklyn, authorities clarify that the Brooklyn attack is unrelated to the Queens stabbings. The suspect remains at large, and police are urging the community’s immediate assistance in apprehending him.

In all four cases, the victims were hospitalized, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The NYPD is actively investigating these incidents to ensure public safety and bring the perpetrator to justice.