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MANHATTAN MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN STABBING OF MAN IN ELMHURST NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Daniel Deloir, 37, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and other crimes for allegedly attacking a man in Hoffman Park in Elmhurst, Queens last month.

District Attorney Katz said, “Violence is never an acceptable way to resolve a dispute. The defendant in this case argued with a man, then allegedly punched and stabbed him. He will now face justice in our Courts.”

Deloir, of Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, was arraigned yesterday before Queens Criminal Court Judge Denise Johnson on a complaint charging him with attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first, second and third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and harassment in the second degree. Judge Johnson ordered the defendant to return to Court on October 8, 2021. Deloir faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

According to the charges, on September 21st at approximately 10 p.m., the victim was in Hoffman Park at Woodhaven Boulevard and Hoffman Drive when the defendant began to argue with him and then allegedly  attacked him. The 43-year-old man was pushed to the ground and then felt a sharp object pierce his skin.

The victim sustained a puncture wound to his upper chest and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he needed emergency surgery.

The investigation was conducted by Detective Justin Smith, of the 110 Detective Squad.

Assistant District Attorney Nia Tai Fung, of the District Attorney’s Felony Trials IV Bureau, is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Karen Rankin, Bureau Chief, Robert Ferino and Timothy Regan, Deputy Bureau Chiefs, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Felony Trials Pishoy Yacoub.

**Criminal complaints and indictments are accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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