Double-stabbing on Main St. in Haverstraw

By Keith Shikowitz and Dylan Skriloff
Photos by Keith Shikowitz

Blood on the sidewalk
Picture of crime scene

Two women were stabbed on the sidewalk near 83 Main. St in the Village of Haverstraw this afternoon. The victims were reportedly rushed by ambulance to Nyack Montefiore Hospital.

The location is less than a block from the village’s post office and library and directly in front of the New Jerusalem Church. A witness named Angel told the Rockland County Times he saw one female laying down with a stab wound to her neck bleeding heavily, and a second victim, also visibly injured, standing near the female who was on the ground.

Witnesses said the assailant was also a female. Most residents were reluctant to talk about the incident.

UPDATE – A 24-year-old woman has turned herself in to answer to first degree assault charges
Read more at:
https://www.rocklandtimes.com/2019/05/08/suspect-in-haverstraw-double-stabbing-faces-two-counts-of-first-degree-assault/

“I have been here for two years. This is the first time I have ever seen anything like this. I was in the parking lot down the block. When I came out the girls were there,” one witness who wished to remain anonymous said, pointing at the corner where the incident took place.

“This is a nice neighborhood. The worst that can happen here is you get a ticket for playing loud music in your car,” the resident lamented.

Today’s double stabbing follows an attempted murder last week in Rt. 9W commercial district of West Haverstraw, in which a male allegedly stabbed his estranged girlfriend.