July 15 2022 Manhattan, New York – Police report that a security guard was stabbed in his neck on Upper East Side location Chase bank in Manhattan around 9am Friday morning, police say.
Victim sustained life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, according to officials.
“My doorman told me that it was the security guards first day on the job,”Jay Kaplan, Chase bank patron and nearby resident told FNTV reporter Ken Lopez
Jay Kaplan, Chase bank patron and nearby resident told FNTV reporter Ken Lopez: “My door man told me that it was the security guards first day on the job.”
Kaplan added: “I was coming to actually get cash this morning and there was something in me that said you know what you’ll get it later. Got some work to do, then I started hearing sirens for like 15 minutes.”
Witnesses and police say that the suspect came into the bank earlier in the day, coming back at a later time and stabbing the guard.
A victim was seen wheeled out on a stretcher as first responders continued CPR and chest compressions.l, according to Citizen App video. Incident occured at 244 East 86th Street, suspect reportedly fled north bound on 2nd avenue, according to scanners.
Police on scene say that the suspect may have been a customer and is known to them.