Man stabbed in Midtown hours after two other nearby knife attacks

November 22, 2020 

A man was fighting for his life after being stabbed in the middle of 34th Street early Sunday -- just blocks from where a 39-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a pizza joint in one of two knife attacks hours earlier.

The latest victim, a 51-year-old man, was left in a pool of blood in the major Manhattan street at the intersection with 8th Avenue after a fight at around 8:30 a.m., police sources said.

"I heard a scream and then saw a guy running toward the subway," witness Seka Quina, 23, from Brooklyn, told The Post.

"Then others started running. I turned and saw the guy on the ground bleeding -- a lot. It looked bad," Quina said.

The victim was taken to Bellevue hospital in serious condition, police said.

Sunday's attack was just four blocks from where a man was stabbed to death late Saturday outside a 2 Bros Pizza takeout spot, with another stabbing late Saturday on a train pulling in to Grand Central.

Sources identified Ronald Massaro, 39, as the victim killed in the 2 Bros attack after being stabbed in the chest after a fight with another man. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The killer fled north up 8th Avenue from the pizza joint at 38th Street, police said. A suspect -- identified by sources as Lawrence Downey, 52 -- was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder, sources said.

About an hour after that attack, a subway rider -- identified by sources as Luis Andino, 53 -- was slashed in the face after a fight with two men that started on a downtown 4 train and spilled out onto the platform when it pulled into Grand Central station.

Benigno Perez, 37, was arrested on suspicion of assault, while the suspected knifeman was still at large, sources said.

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