Homeless man accused of hospital stabbing attack

ONONDAGA COUNTY, NY – Sabier Young, a 44-year-old homeless man, faked a car accident to bypass security at Upstate University Hospital’s emergency department in New York, according to the Onondaga County District Attorney. Using a wheelchair to pose as a patient, Young managed to avoid security checkpoints and, subsequently, snuck in a knife.

District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick stated that Young is now facing charges of attempted murder, amongst other offenses. He allegedly stabbed a man who was present in the ER for his daughter’s treatment. The victim, who got stabbed multiple times in his stomach and right side, is expected to survive.

Court documents describe how Young relentlessly stabbed the victim until they both fell to the ground, and Young lost control of the knife. Interestingly, Young purportedly confessed to the police of intending to stab and kill someone else resembling the victim.

With a history of convictions for attempted arson, attempts to promote prison contraband, and criminal mischief, Young has reportedly had a troubled past. The DA refrained from divulging further information.

In addition to attempted murder, Young has been charged with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and endangering child welfare.

Upstate Medical University has not yet spoken about whether security policies will be reassessed following this security breach and stabbing incident.