On Oct. 2, New York's Lafayette Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard saw a brutal stabbing death, as seen in video footage obtained by the New York Post and reported by Fox News.
A poet and activist was stabbed to death in a random New York City attack in front of his frightened fiancée after leaving a wedding, according to the shocking video. Ryan Carson, 32, and his girlfriend, Claudia, sat on a Brooklyn bus stop bench Monday before 4 a.m. in exclusive Post footage.
The couple, who had left a Long Island wedding, were chatting together as a man in a dark sweatshirt with a hood walked by.
According to camera footage, Carson, in a gray suit, and the woman, in a blue, sleeveless gown, went down the block toward the stranger, who was wildly kicking scooters at the curb.
The madman shouted, "What the f--- are you looking at?" to Carson, to which he calmly replied that he wasn't looking at anything as he separated the insane stranger and his girlfriend.
"I'll kill you!" the unhinged man seethes at the community activist.
Carson with hands up said, "Chill! Chill!" but his attacker grabbed a knife and charged. Carson bolted, tripping over the bench where he and his girlfriend were sitting.
The attacker dragged him by his coat and stabbed him in the chest repeatedly. As Carson, mortally wounded, folded up on the ground, the lunatic shouted at the scared woman while waving a knife.
He also spit on her, still holding the knife, and kicked Carson. The woman held up her hand defensively, and another woman arrived in the frame, screaming, "Don't hurt him!"
Carson was lying on the sidewalk when the woman asked, "Sorry. Are you OK?" The clip ended with the girlfriend dialing 911 while kneeling by Carson.
After the Stabbing
Carson's final moments were spent in Claudia's arms before he was rushed by EMS to Kings County Hospital Center.
In 2010, Carson relocated from Boston to New York City so he could attend Pratt University in Brooklyn. According to his profile on the professional networking site LinkedIn, he was a senior solid waste campaign manager with the New York Public Interest Research Group.
He also had some of his poetry published, and one of his poems dealt with his anxiety over his own mortality.
His girlfriend uploaded a picture of the happy pair on X on Sunday night, and the two can be seen beaming in front of a wall of roses.