NEW YORK – The NYPD said it made an arrest after a bank security guard on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was stabbed in the neck on Friday morning, the NYPD said.
The shocking incident happened around 9 a.m. at Chase Bank at 244 East 86th Street.
A witness told Linda Schmidt of FOX 5 News that the man was riding a scooter and shouting into a cell phone about money as he approached the bank.
The man then entered the vestibule but was not allowed further into the bank by the security guard as it was not yet open to customers. When he was allowed in, he approached a cashier and started shouting.
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A manager asked the man to leave. It was then that he stabbed the security guard in the neck, police said.
The officer was rushed to Weill Cornell Hospital where he was in critical condition, but has improved and is expected to survive.
On Saturday, police announced they had arrested Jorge Santiago, 34, in connection with the knife attack.
Video from the scene showed blood splattered on the bank door and along the sidewalk. Crime scene tape sealed off the entrance while police remained at the scene hours later.