It happened at the Chambers Street subway station around 8 p.m. Sunday.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate: 'A Momentous Day'
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.READ MORE: Fireworks To Honor Essential Workers Tonight As New York Lifts Most COVID Restrictions
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.”MORE NEWS: Red Cross Makes Urgent Plea For Blood Donations As Trauma Cases, Transplants, And Surgeries Increase
They believe the attack was unprovoked.