- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 1, 2013

A hooded maniac was still on the loose Tuesday night after attacking a 17-year-old unarmed New York girl and stabbing her nearly a dozen times in an unprovoked attack.

Natasha Martinez had finished her McDonald’s shift and was just a few feet from her Queens apartment when she was attacked at about 11:25 p.m, CBS 2 reported.

Natasha’s mother, Wendy Martinez, heard her daughter’s cries and rushed to see what was wrong.

“She came home from work, and her body was full of holes,” Wendy told the New York Daily News. “I was holding her because she was going to fall. Her face was turning white, and I slapped her. I was telling her, ‘You have to stay alive.’ “

Natasha is recovering at Jamaica Hospital after undergoing surgery for 11 stab wounds to her back, arms, stomach and kidney, CBS 2 reported. The Daily News said she is expected to live.

“She’s in the hospital in really bad condition, you know,” Wendy said, adding that doctors removed her daughter’s spleen. “If that guy did it to her, he could do it to anybody. I don’t know what’s going on with humanity these days.”

An intense search for the attacker continued Tuesday night, CBS 2 reported.

“We don’t have an arrest and we don’t have a motive at this juncture,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

Investigators have only a vague description of the suspect, who is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-6, wearing a hoodie.



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