Psycho stabbing guy in NYC

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What strikes me about this one is just how random it was. I've walked in that neighborhood at that time of day. I'd like to think that if I saw him doing that, I'd tackle him or something, but realistically - he's repeatedly plunging different knives into an old lady for no reason - unless i've got a gun or knives of my own - what the hell can i do? We can't all be Subway Superman, right? at least the chef tried. better yet, at least there were some cops on the block.


http://www.nypost.com/seven/10072007/news/regionalnews/psycho_stabber.htm



PSYCHO STABBER
HERO COP'S SHOT ENDS BLOODY SPREE
By PETER COX, ERIKA MARTINEZ and LUKAS I. ALPERT


October 7, 2007 -- A rampaging maniac unleashed a bloodbath yesterday when he stole knives from a restaurant, slashed an employee, and then savagely hacked away at an elderly Manhattan psychologist walking her dog, cops said.

The madman was only stopped when a hero off-duty cop eating his breakfast in a nearby diner in Murray Hill intervened and shot him.

The attacker was shot as he hovered over the dog-walker and gripped several bloody knives, including a 12-inch butcher's blade.

"He had four knives in his hand - big knives that looked like machetes. They were in both hands. When he finished with one, he'd switch to another," said Octavio Cruz, a deliveryman for the Gemini Diner who called 911 as the fiend slashed his victim repeatedly.

Inside the diner, 38-year-old transit cop Gregory Chin, a six-year veteran, was paying for his meal with his girlfriend when he saw the commotion through the window and leapt into action.

Once outside, witnesses said, Chin pulled out his gun and told the man several times to drop the knives. At first, the attacker - identified as 38-year-old Lee Coleman, a homeless man - stepped back. Then he moved toward Chin and raised one of the knives above his head, witnesses said.

Chin fired one shot into Coleman's stomach, cops said. The shot knocked Coleman to the ground, but he quickly got on his feet as Chin held him at bay. The suspect wrestled furiously with four cops who tried to arrest him.

The carnage began a little before 10:30 a.m., when Coleman walked into a Starbucks at East 32nd Street and Second Avenue and began rifling through drawers behind the counter.

When confronted by employees, he left without incident and walked north up Second Avenue, cops said.

His next stop was the Texas Smokehouse BBQ between 34th and 35th streets, where he walked in and asked to use the bathroom.

When an employee, Amarjit Singh, 51, told him the restaurant was closed, Coleman darted into the kitchen and grabbed four large knives.

Singh tried to stop him. Coleman slashed his ear and stormed out, cops said. Singh ran in the opposite direction, leaving a trail of blood that stretched an entire city block.

"He always try to protect someone and do the right thing, he didn't care about himself," said Singh's nephew Baljinder, 40.

Once outside, Coleman encountered psychologist Susan Barron, 67, as she walked her 12-year-old Scottish terrier, Velvet, from her nearby house to a neighborhood church to have the pet blessed.

Without warning, the stranger knocked Barron - who walks with the aid of a cane - to the ground. He hacked away at her arms and face, leaving several slash wounds that cut to the bone, police said.

"I just heard screaming. It was just screaming, and then she just stopped screaming. The man was just bent over her," said a man who gave his name only as Sandor. "He was slashing at her. He was right over her. She was bleeding profusely.

"Then someone appeared on the corner, and I heard a gunshot."

Both Barron and Singh, a father of three, were taken to nearby Bellevue Hospital, where Singh underwent surgery for blood loss and was listed in critical condition. Barron was listed in stable but serious condition.

"She's going to be fine," said a niece who only gave her first name, Meg. "Nothing was hit - no vital organs. She is going to have to get another surgery."

Baljinder Singh said his uncle wasn't able to talk last night and was in surgical ICU.

Coleman, who has prior arrests for assault and other charges in Georgia and New Jersey, was also taken to Bellevue, cops said.

He is charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Chin was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital to be treated for trauma. He gave The Post a thumbs-up when asked how he was doing.

"It was timely, and he helped a woman," was all his girlfriend, Violet, would say.

Neighbors said Barron was semi-retired from the private practice she ran near the Empire State Building.

Additional reporting by Murray Weiss, Melissa Prince, Larry Celona, Irene J. Liu, Matt Nestel and Tom Liddy
 

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If regular people all carried guns this shitdick woulda been dead at the indians joint... and that woman woulda never got injured.

I would definatly help her. but I also would definatly look for some kind of weapon to fight a guy with a butcher knife first.
 

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Once outside, Coleman encountered psychologist Susan Barron, 67, as she walked her 12-year-old Scottish terrier, Velvet, from her nearby house to a neighborhood church to have the pet blessed.

This is what happens to you when you try to have your faggoty lil terrier blessed. :action-sm
 

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You ever read Stephen King's "Lunch at the Gotham Cafe"??

That story, as amusing as it is, really struck a nerve with me, as I can't think of a more terrifying situation to be in, than someone just snapping and trying to kill everyone around them, totally out of the blue. I wouldn't even know what to do. Sure, I can look back afterward and think of everything I COULD'VE done, but I don't know that I'd be able to react quick enough.
 

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How many of these you think you guys need before the gun laws loosen up?
 

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Scary, because that's the diner that my work buddies and I all go to every week after work. Right around the same time, too. I definitely would have helped. If he had a gun, maybe not. But a knife, though... I'd go at him with my forearm up and tackle him. I'd gladly sacrifice a nasty slash to it if it saved somebody's life.

I'd then proceed to knock the fucker to the ground and beat the ever-loving piss out of him for slashing my arm. The cops would probably have to pull me off him.
 

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If you wrap your leading arm in a jacket or tablecloth, you'll reduce the injuries received while you close the gap.

But, this guy is supposedly bipolar, schizophrenic, which means he would be super-retard strength mode while lashing out. A good tactic would to be grab a fire extinguisher and at a distance (10-15 feet) start hosing him down. You might blind or at least confuse him long enough to bash his fucking skull in with it.

However, a firearm concealed is what stopped the attack. The cunt is lucky there was an off-duty cop nearby.
 

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If you wrap your leading arm in a jacket or tablecloth, you'll reduce the injuries received while you close the gap.
Good idea. I wouldn't have thought of that.

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Singh tried to stop him. Coleman slashed his ear and stormed out, cops said. Singh ran in the opposite direction, leaving a trail of blood that stretched an entire city block.

"He always try to protect someone and do the right thing, he didn't care about himself," said Singh's nephew Baljinder, 40.
Can someone explain to me how running for a BLOCK in the opposite direction is "protecting someone & doing the right thing"? Sounds like a coward to me.
 

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Suddenly doing the right thing turns into "what's all this red shit comming out my ear? And where can I find a medical facility at this time of day?"
 
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