2017-03-01 / Front Page

Astoria Man Critical In 30th Avenue Attack

A 32-year-old Astoria man remains hospitalized in critical condition this week, following a late night knife attack on the 30th Avenue commercial strip, police said.

Officers said the victim and a second man, 39, were walking on 30th Avenue, near 38th Street at about 10:35 pm on February 20th, when an unknown assailant approached and stabbed them.

The 32-year-old man suffered one stab wound to the chest, and the 39-year-old victim was stabbed in his left hand.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital, where the 32-year-old was listed in critical condition. The second victim was listed in stable condition at the same hospital, police said.

Investigators are trying to determine if the attack was the result of a foiled robbery attempt, or if the two men were singled out for the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

—Liz Goff

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