A man is clinging to life after he was stabbed in Midtown Sunday morning, becoming the third victim knifed in the area in 12 hours, police said.
The 51-year-old victim got into a argument and was stabbed in the back by his adversary near 34th St. and Eighth Ave. about 8:35 a.m., police said.
Medics rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.
The stabber, wearing a black jacket with fur trim, ran into the subway system and has not been caught.
The daytime stabbing came just hours after two other men were stabbed in the area, one man fatally.
Four blocks away, a 52-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the chest in front of 2 Bros. Pizza on 38th St. and Eighth Ave. about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he died at 9:50 p.m.
Nearby, at Grand Central Station, a 53-year-old man was slashed in the face during an argument on an uptown 4 train about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. As the assailant ran off the train, the victim was sucker-punched in the face by a stranger who wanted to get in on the action, police said.
The slasher escaped through the subway system but Benigno Perez, 37, was arrested at the scene and charged with assault for punching the victim, police said.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he is expected to recover.
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