Young tourist sisters stabbed in random attack at Grand Central Station

Two teenage sisters visiting New York from South America were stabbed in a random attack at Manhattan’s Grand Central Station on Christmas morning, police said Tuesday.

Two girls aged 14 and 16 were eating with their family Tartinery Cafe in a station dining competition when workers asked Steve Hutcherson, who had been seen hanging around the restaurant without ordering, departure at 11:30 a.maccording to ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Outraged, Hutcherson pulled out a knife and attacked the two teenagers without warning.

MTA police patrolling the area showed up within 30 seconds and took Hutcherson, 36, into custody.

The teenagers were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries.

FILE - Upside-down chairs are seen inside the closed Tartinery Cafe in Grand Central Terminal on March 16, 2020 in New York City.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Tartinery Cafe in Grand Central Terminal on March 16, 2020. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Hutcherson is mentally ill and is known to hang out at Grand Central, police sources said. He has an extensive criminal record and was charged on November 7 with threats and assault to clash in the Bronxaccording to court records.

MTA police charged Hutcherson with attempted murder, assault, possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. His arraignment was pending Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court.

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