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NYPD: Freeport man stabbed other driver 11 times in Manhattan

The NYPD said Thursday it thinks road rage led to a Freeport man repeatedly stabbing another driver in Manhattan last month.

Martin Luciano, 24, of Brooklyn Avenue, is charged with attempted murder and assault after stabbing a man 11 times on East 61st Street at about 11:15 p.m. April 23, police said.

Witnesses told police that two men pulled over in front of 420 E. 61st St., where the driver of a silver Toyota Camry got out and approached the other vehicle, a gray 2006 Toyota Corolla.

The Camry driver “displayed a knife which he used to stab the victim 11 times about the body,” police said. The driver then got back into his Camry and fled to northbound First Avenue from East 61 Street, police said.

The wounded driver, 45, got back into his car, the Corolla, and drove off north; he eventually crashed into a parked Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle at East 76th Street and Madison Avenue,

He was taken to a hospital and admitted in critical but stable condition, police said.

Luciano was arrested after an investigation, the NYPD said Wednesday afternoon.

The NYPD on Thursday could not immediately provide information on the man’s condition.

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