STATEN, ISLAND, N.Y. — The person suspected of stabbing a man in the neck outside the Staten Island Ferry terminal and then hopping on a bus Saturday has been arrested, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.
Kaashief Greshan, 22, of West Brighton, is accused of fleeing the scene after allegedly slashing and stabbing the victim in the neck and forearm following a verbal dispute near the S46 bus stop, according to police.
At approximately 2:17 p.m., police and emergency service units (ESU) responded to a call at 1 Bay St. that an individual suffered a stab wound to the neck, according to an FDNY spokeswoman.
ESU arrived at the scene — near the terminal’s MTA bus stops — and transported the victim to Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton, in serious but stable condition, said the spokeswoman.
NYPD officers immediately canvased the area and tracked down the S46 bus believed to be transporting the suspect down Victory Boulevard, police say.
Officers then boarded the bus and arrested the suspect near 95 Victory Blvd., according to the spokeswoman.
Greshan, who was traveling with a woman and her children, was charged with two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
One person who witnessed the verbal dispute prior to the stabbing says the victim was “harassing people waiting on line” for the bus.
“The [victim] was getting in everyone’s face,” says Brian Cogan, an adjunct professor at the College of Staten Island. “He was either high or drunk — just being very disorderly and menacing to everyone.”
Cogen says an altercation between the victim and the woman and children traveling with Greshan preceded the attack.
“The woman shouted ‘don’t touch my kids’ — so it’s not like this happened out of nowhere,” Cogen added.
The witness says after the stabbing, Greshan then boarded the same bus he had, which eventually was commandeered by…