Suspect arrested in bike riding stabbing

June 24, 2008 4:10:04 PM PDT
A bicycle-riding suspect has been arrested in the stabbing of a woman in Queens.Eyewitness News has learned a bicycle-riding homeless man has been arrested in the random stabbing of a woman in Queens.

The suspect, identified as 46-year-ld Elie Granger was charged with 2nd degree murder, assault in the first degree, and assault in the second degree.

He was described as a transient who likely lives in a shelter or on the street.

Detectives say they caught Granger after reviewing video from an NYPD surveillance camera near the area.

In Sunday's attack, 37-year-old Eduarda Oliva was stabbed in the chest at Queens Plaza North and 22nd Street.

She was attacked while walking with her 13-year-old daughter near the Queensboro Bridge.

She remains hospitalized at New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.

Detectives believe Oliva was randomly targeted by the homeless man.


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