Arrest Made In Slashing Of French Tourist

Arrest Made In Slashing Of French Tourist


BASEMENT. THE SUSPECT OF A RANDOM SLASHING OF A TOURIST ARRESTED. HE HAS ATTACKED PEOPLE BEFORE. GOOD EVENING. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WITH THE SUSPECTS CRIMINAL RECORD, WHY WAS HE NOT BEHIND BARS? WE ARE LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE HOSPITAL WHERE THE VICTIM IS BEING TREATED. Reporter: I SPOKE BRIEFLY WITH THE VICTIM’S MOTHER AT THE HOSPITAL, SHE DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA BUT TOLD ME THE FAMILY IS AWARE THAT THE NYPD MADE A ARREST. OFFICERS RECOGNIZED THE SUSPECT ON THE STREET FROM THE WANTED FLYERS. HE IS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT ON TOP OF TWO OTHER ASSAULTS HE WAS CHARGED WITH LAST YEAR. CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURED THE MOMENTS AFTER A TOURIST WAS SLASHED ACROSS HIS THROAT FRIDAY MORNING. THE 27-YEAR-OLD VICTIM WAS IN TOWN VISITING A GIRLFRIEND WHO WORKS AS A AU PAIR IN HARLEM. AFTER GRABBING BREAKFAST AT IHOP, THE COUPLE WAS WALKING NEAR WEST 132nd STREET WHEN A COMPLETE STRANGER SLASHED THE TOURIST RANDOM BILLY AND UNPROVOKED WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE A KNIFE OR BOX CUTTER. AFTER SEARCHING ALL WEEKEND, POLICE ARRESTED KHALIEF YOUNG. HE HAS THREE PRIOR ARRESTS INCLUDING WEAPONS POSSESSION INTO ONE HE 15. IN 2019 HE WAS ARRESTED FOR SLASHING A MAN IN THE NECK AND IN OCTOBER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR PUNCHING AND KICKING A MAN IN HARLEM. HE WAS RELEASED WITHOUT BAIL. SINCE FRIDAY’S ATTACK THE FRENCH VICTIM HAS BEEN RECOVERING AT THE HOSPITAL WHILE HIS FRIENDS RAISED 7000 TO FLIGHT THE TOURIST AND HIS GIRLFRIEND BACK HOME AND HELP PAY MEDICAL BILLS. KHALIEF YOUNG APPEARED IN COURT IN JANUARY FOR LAST YEAR’S

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