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Police in Staten Island are now searching for a man who attacked and stabbed an innocent nine-year-old boy. According to News-1, Jermaine Culver was walking to school in Staten Island on Friday, Jan. 9. However, his morning commute to school took a horrific turn when a stranger walked up behind him and stabbed him repeatedly with an unknown object.
The shocking attack was also captured on surveillance. According to the footage, the attack took place at approximately 7:54 a.m. Culver was reportedly stabbed in the neck, shoulder, and head. It was also reported that the boy also passed out briefly before making the brave escape. Despite the shocking injuries, Culver still managed to find the strength to break free and run back home to his older brothers.
Apparently, he didn’t even know he had been stabbed. His brothers stated that he merely thought he’d just been hit. Culver was immediately transported to the Richmond County University Medical Center to be treated for his stab wounds. Luckily, the injuries were non-life threatening and he was released from the hospital the following day.
Although he’ll physically heal, his mother has stated that he’s definitely not “out of the woods yet,” reports Raw Story. Darby recently spoke out about her son’s emotional state following the vicious attack. Of course, he’s still terrified because his attacker is still out there somewhere. She revealed he’s “still scared — and I don’t want him in this area right now until they catch who did this.”
She also stated that she’s uncomfortable speaking publicly about her son since the assailant is still at large.
“I’m afraid of saying anything about Jermaine… knowing that he’s out there.”
Culver’s brother, Malik Williams, also spoke out about the attack.
“I was shocked. I wouldn’t think this would happen to my 9-year-old brother.”
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department has stated that no arrests have been made as of yet and the investigation will be ongoing. In wake of Culver’s attack, his mother has created a campaign called “Justice For Jermaine” in hopes of finding her son’s attacker. NYPD is also urging anyone who may have information on this case to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
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