Report: Patient kills psychiatrist with meat cleaver

February 12, 2008 9:01:24 PM PST
Eyewitness News has learned that a female psychiatrist was murdered with a meat cleaver Tuesday. Authorities say the incident happened at 435 East 79th Street in Manhattan. The suspect is apparently a patient.

Sources say another doctor who heard the screams came to the victim's aid and was also attacked.

The female doctor was pronounced dead at the scene, inside a first-floor office.

The Good Samaritan doctor is in serious condition at Bellevue, according to officials.

Police are in search of the suspect.