FLUSHING PEDIATRICIAN INDICTED BY GRAND JURY FOR ALLEGED KNIFE ATTACK ON PREGNANT EMPLOYEE
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jianqiang An, 58, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on attempted murder and assault charges. The defendant allegedly stabbed a female employee at his medical office in Flushing, Queens on June 21, 2021.
District Attorney Katz said, “A medical doctor’s oath is to ‘do no harm.’ This defendant is a medical doctor accused of inflicting great harm during a violent attack on his own employee, a pregnant woman he allegedly stabbed and slashed multiple times.”
An, of Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park, was arraigned yesterday before Queens Supreme Court Justice John Zoll on a three-count indictment charging him with attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. Justice Zoll set the defendant’s return date for February 28, 2022. An faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
According to the charges, at approximately 4:00 p.m. on June 21st, the defendant confronted the victim when she attempted to leave the office for the day. The defendant allegedly moved to physically block the door and prevent the 30-year-old woman from leaving. The defendant yelled at the pregnant woman and waved a paring knife at her. The defendant allegedly held the knife to the victim’s neck and cut her several times. Video surveillance footage shows the victim crawled into the hallway attempting to protect herself from the defendant as he emerges from the office wielding the knife. The defendant allegedly cut the victim several more times as they struggled in the hallway. Other office employees and the victim’s husband intervened and restrained the defendant until police arrived.
Continuing, said the DA, the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of multiple cuts to her neck, arms and hands and further observation of the fetus.
Police Officer Yingkai Kong from the New York Police Department 109th Precinct arrested the defendant. The case was further investigated by Sergeant Kenneth Daly of the Queens District Attorney’s Office Detective Squad.
Assistant District Attorney Jimei Hon of the District Attorney’s Felony Trials II Bureau is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Mark Osnowitz, Bureau Chief, Rosemary Chao, Deputy Bureau Chief, Charissa Ilardi, Unit Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney of Supreme Court Trials Pishoy Yacoub.
**Criminal complaints and indictments are accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.