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Orthodox Victim Clings To Life After FedEx Stabbing Near Empire State Building

The Orthodox man who was stabbed at least four times on Monday afternoon by a FedEx delivery guy is still clinging to life at Bellevue Hospital. He has gone from critical to stable condition, the New York Daily News reported.

Jack Gindi, 28, was reportedly walking on 33rd Street and 5th Avenue, just steps from the Empire State Building, around 1:40 pm when he accidentally bumped into a FedEx employee. They got into an altercation which resulted in the employee stabbing Gindi multiple times. Both men work in the area, according to police.

The verdict is still out on whether the attack was related to the sidewalk confrontation or, as some reports claimed, that the two men had some previous dispute.

It did not immediately appear that anti-Semitism was a motive. In photos taken at the scene, Gindi was not identifiably Jewish.

The FedEx employee, Tyquan Bailey was taken into custody. He is being charged with attempted murder, felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. The 22-year-old is reportedly from Orange, New Jersey.

Bailey has a history of similar confrontations. Arutz Sheva reported that last week he threatened to murder another man he bumped into shouting “Do you want to start this right now? I’ll rip your f—-ing head off.”

“We were shocked to learn about the incident in Manhattan and our thoughts go out to the individual who was injured,” FedEx spokeswoman Ashley Allen told the Daily News. “We are cooperating fully with investigating authorities at this time.”

Contact Haley Cohen at hcohen@forward.com

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