The New York Times reports that two men were injured at the Port Authority Bus Terminal just before 9pm on New Year’s Eve by a man wielding a knife of some kind.
The attacks took place around 8:50 p.m. in an area near the ticketing counter in the main concourse of the station, officials said. Two men, ages 47 and 61, were being treated at Roosevelt Hospital with wounds that did not appear to be life-threatening.
The police were searching for a male suspect who fled the station, but no arrest had been made by about 11 p.m., said Joseph Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He said the weapon had not been recovered, but described the injuries as “lacerations rather than stabs.”
The attacker and the victims apparently knew each other, so it wasn’t just random violence, and the terminal reopened a few hours later with everything quickly going back to normal. It still doesn’t look like the suspect has been apprehended though, which is reassuring… A great way to wrap up 2013.