In New York, a man attacks passers-by with a knife and kills an Italian
Sylvie Claire / December 4, 2021
An Italian student at Columbia University was stabbed to death Thursday night in New York City by a young man who then stabbed a second Italian and attacked a third passerby.
An Italian student at Columbia University was stabbed to death Thursday night in New York City by a young man, already imprisoned for violence, who then stabbed a second Italian and attacked a third passerby, sources said.
The New York police confirmed Friday to AFP the death of Davide Giri, 30 years, who died in hospital to his wounds in the abdomen after being stabbed in the neighborhood of Harlem, in the northwest of Manhattan, near the Columbia campus.
In separate statements, University President Lee Bollinger confirmed the tragic loss of Davide Giri, a student in Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
In fact, according to the police, a second 27-year-old man was stabbed in the torso in the same area as the first attack. He was taken to hospital and is in stable condition.
The alleged assailant, a 25-year-old man according to the police, was arrested shortly after the second attack, north of Central Park, when he threatened a third man, 29, with a knife.
The Daily News, which published photos of the dead Italian and his alleged killer on Friday, described the assailant as a gang member from New York's Queens neighborhood who had already served four years in prison and had been arrested multiple times for a string of violent crimes.
Crime indicators in New York City had risen again in 2020 during the pandemic but have lulled this year.