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Staten Island Ferry rider, 20, stabbed; another passenger punched in the face

STATEN ISLAND — A Staten Island Ferry passenger allegedly stabbed one rider and punched one other within the face on Sunday, police mentioned.

Police arrested Eric Shields, a 47-year-old Virginia man, on costs of assault, felony possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment.

He allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old man within the shoulder with an unknown sharp object in an unprovoked assault, police mentioned. Shields additionally allegedly punched a 30-year-old man.

The Virginia man allegedly used hate speech throughout the assault, sources mentioned.

Each victims had been taken to the hospital for remedy.

Submit tricks to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477),, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers cellular app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then getting into TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are requested to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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