Man seriously injured in stabbing near Columbus Circle

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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Man stabbed while standing on street at Columbus Circle
Joe Torres has the latest on a man who was stabbed at Columbus Circle.

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are investigating a stabbing at Columbus Circle that left a man seriously wounded.

The stabbing happened shortly before 1:30 Sunday afternoon. An eyewitness says the victim was standing on the sidewalk near Central Park South, when a man, who appeared to be homeless walked up and attacked him for no apparent reason.

"The guy came behind him and hit him with a Swiss knife. After that we saw the guy bleeding from his back," the eyewitness said.

The attacker fled the scene. Police say the 23-year-old victim was stabbed in the torso. He was taken to the hospital where he is expected to survive.