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Teenager stabbed on Woodhaven street

Police say victim did not know suspect

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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:39 am, Thu Aug 8, 2013.

The NYPD is searching for the suspect wanted in connection with a brutal stabbing of a teenager in Woodhaven Monday night.

At approximately 11:25 p.m., a man in a hooded sweatshirt approached Natasha Martinez, 17, on 85th Street near 88th Avenue and stabbed her at least 10 times in the torso and back.

Martinez, who was walking home from her job at McDonald’s in Ozone Park at the time of the attack, managed to crawl to her home and was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition, but she is expected to survive.

Police say the victim did not know the attacker, who fled the scene after the stabbing. He was caught on surveillance camera walking north on 85th Street toward Jamaica Avenue, where he may have gotten on the subway. Police add that Martinez got a good look at her attacker, but they have not been able to talk to her due to her injuries. A bloody knife, believed to be the weapon used against Martinez, was found inside the lobby of her apartment building.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477).The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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  • georgetheatheist posted at 10:11 am on Fri, Aug 2, 2013.

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    The assailant wore a HOODED sweatshirt. Hmnn. Where have I read something like that before?