By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A tourist visiting New York City with his family was stabbed with a screwdriver in Lower Manhattan over the weekend, according to police.

It happened at the Chambers Street subway station around 8 p.m. Sunday.

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The victim, 43, was stabbed in the chest and arm and taken to the hospital in stable condition. He and his family were visiting from Ecuador, police said.

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The suspect, 26-year-old Peterson Merant of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Police said the screwdriver used in the attacked was “filed down.”

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They believe the attack was unprovoked.

CBSNewYork Team