French tourist, 27, stabbed in the throat late Friday morning, leaving a New York restaurant where he had just had lunch with his girlfriend.
The Reunionese based in Paris, ” shocked “, confided to local American media, relayed by West France. “I didn’t see it coming. The man gave me a very hard blow in the face. At first I thought it was just a punch and then I felt the blood ”, says Gabriel Bascou.
On his Instagram account, Gabriel Bascou denounced in writing «Un free blow of absolute violence ”
Taken urgently to the hospital, the young Frenchman underwent a tracheotomy (surgery consisting of opening the trachea to improve ventilation). This operation currently prevents him from speaking.
His days are not in danger according to his girlfriend, who witnessed the scene: ” the
is on the mend. He was very lucky ”.
Still traumatized, she confided in the New York Post: ”
I’m still afraid… I’m afraid to leave the hospital ”
The suspect still on the run
The assailant did not steal anything from him and fled immediately after hitting him.
The surveillance cameras allowed his identification
; it is today wanted by the New York police.