What to Know
- A FedEx delivery worker is accused of stabbing another man on a midtown sidewalk Monday afternoon, near the Empire State Building
- The victim was taken to the hospital with stab wounds to the back; he's expected to survive
- The FedEx worker is in police custody. A company spokesperson says they're fully cooperating with authorities in the investigation
A FedEx delivery driver has been arrested, accused of stabbing a man in the back near the Empire State Building Monday afternoon, officials say.
The stabbing near West 33rd Street and Fifth Avenue just after 1:30 p.m. apparently stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the two men, who know each other, officials said.
The shocking scene in front of the tourist-packed Empire State Building unnerved witnesses.
"I saw somebody on the floor full of blood," said David Markovich. "I didn't know what it was at that point but there was a tremendous amount of police."
The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Tyquan Bailey; the victim has not been identified by name but is 28 years old.
Bailey didn't speak to reporters as he was led out of a police station Monday.
A FedEx spokesperson said in a statement to News 4, "We were shocked to learn about the incident in Manhattan today, and our thoughts go out to the individual who was injured. We are cooperating fully with investigating authorities at this time."
Police have taped off the crime scene as they collect evidence; blood could be seen on the sidewalk.