8-Year-Old Stabbed 5 Times at Dave & Buster's

Boy was playing video games when man attacked at random
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:16 PM CDT
8-Year-Old Stabbed 5 Times at Dave & Buster's
An 8-year-old boy was stabbed five times at a Dave & Buster's arcade.   (©DiscoverDuPage)

An 8-year-old boy was playing video games at a New York Dave & Buster’s Friday night when a man walked up to him and stabbed him five times in the back. Evan Sachs, 23, is accused of the apparently premeditated, but random, attack—he was allegedly carrying a note indicating that he planned to hurt a child, but does not appear to have any connection to the victim, the New York Daily News reports. The boy suffered a collapsed lung, but is in stable condition.

Sachs, who has a history of mental illness, allegedly used a 3½-inch hunting knife to stab the boy as his mother stood 20 feet away. The note he was carrying allegedly read that he had “intention to kill,” a source tells the New York Post. Sachs confessed to the crime, sources say, but Gothamist reports that he pleaded not guilty to charges including attempted second degree murder.
(Read more stabbing stories.)

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