Man has heart attack in car on Second Avenue

Second Avenue and East 22nd Street (Photo by Maria Rocha-Buschel)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police rescued a man from his car after he suffered from a heart attack while driving south on Second Avenue near East 22nd Street a block away from the 13th precinct last Tuesday morning.

A witness approached police near the intersection just before 11 a.m. and said that the man was stopped at the light just before East 22nd Street and was hunched over in the driver’s seat with the engine running. After the victim didn’t respond when an officer knocked on the window, police broke the driver’s side rear window to get him out of the vehicle and found that he didn’t have a pulse.

When EMTs responded to the scene, workers said that he was still alive and had suffered a heart attack.

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Police on lookout for man who slashed victims with box-cutter in Union Square

Suspect behind attacks on subway and street

Suspect of attacks on subway and street

Police are looking for a box-cutter wielding thug who they say attacked four people on the subway and on the street early Wednesday morning.

The pattern began at around 1:20 a.m. when two men approached a 35-year-old man on a northbound 4 train at Broadway/Lafayette. One of them punched the straphanger in the face with the exposed blade of a box cutter in his hand, which cut the victim’s cheek, police said. The attacker and victim both stayed on the train until Union Square and 14th Street, where they both got out.

As the attacker, who’s described as black and heavyset, fled the station, he slapped a 20-year-old woman on the right side of her face.

He then made his way up the stairs near the Food Emporium, where a 46-year-old man was standing by the elevator. He then asked the other man for $2, and when he refused, the attacker slashed him on the right side of his face. He then crossed 14th Street where a 59-year-old man was waiting for the M14 bus. That man was then asked for a dollar, and when he refused, he was also slashed on the right side of his face, police said. The attacker then fled the location.

All victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. The investigation in ongoing.

The suspected attacker was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, black vest, blue jeans and red sneakers.