Homeless man arrested in scissor stabbing of man in Battery Park City

October 17, 2013 12:03:33 PM PDT
A scissor wielding homeless man stabbed a man who had just left work in Battery Park City early Thursday, police said.

Police arrested Michael Pereira, 50, following the attack in a playground near North End Avenue just before 4:00 a.m.

The 33-year-old victim had just left work when police say he was confronted by Pereira.

The two began arguing, which culminated in Pereira allegedly pulling the scissors on the victim

He was stabbed in the back and chest and both arms. He was treated and released from New York Downtown Hospital.

Pereira was charged with assault.