The Fifth Squad reports the Arrest of a St. Albans man for Attempted Murder that occurred on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 3:55 p.m. in Elmont.
According to detectives, defendant John Thorpe, 71, of 198-11 116th Ave., got into a verbal argument with a 66-year-old male inside of Ebony Cards and Gifts, located at 2107 Dutch Broadway. The defendant exited the store and retrieved a knife from his car. Upon returning to the store he stabbed the victim in the neck causing a deep laceration causing substantial pain, swelling and bleeding. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.
Upon police arrival, the defendant began to struggle with officers, flailing his arms in an attempt to prevent them from placing him into custody. He eventually complied with the officers’ demands and was placed under arrest.
John Thorpe is charged with Attempted Murder 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Salerno/5th Squad 12/26/19