April 18, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A man was arrested shortly after stabbing a woman at the 71st Avenue subway station in Forest Hills Thursday.
Daniel Arquette, 57, allegedly stabbed a 47-year-old female at the 71st – Continental Avenue subway station on April 16 at around 5:20 p.m., according to police.
Police said that the suspect approached the victim and stabbed her in the back with an unknown object. The woman was waiting for a Jamaica-bound train at the time of the attack.
The victim suffered a puncture wound and was transferred to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition.
Police said the woman did not know the suspect and that the attack was unprovoked.
Arquette was apprehended at the station and was charged with assault, according to police.
The New York Daily News reported that Arquette is a homeless individual and that he is wheelchair-bound.
However, Arquette denies the charges and says he wasn’t at the scene of the crime, according to his attorney.
“Not only is Mr. Arquette not homeless, but he was not physically there when this horrible event occurred,” said Todd A. Spodek, Arquette’s attorney in a statement.