Motorist Seriously Injured in Crash after Being Stabbed

BOHEMIA – 100 Knickerbocker Ave. / Monday, September 22, 2014

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man that stabbed a Middle Island man who was later involved in a serious motor vehicle crash on Saturday.

Brian Harris was sitting in his 2012 Kia sedan on Knickerbocker Avenue in Holbrook when he became involved in an altercation with Frank Redd on Saturday, September 20 at approximately 8:25 p.m. Redd stabbed Harris several times in the head, chest and arm. Harris, 39, of Middle Island, fled the location in his Kia.  A short time later, Harris struck a guard rail and sign post on Veterans Memorial Highway, west of Broadway Avenue, in Holbrook.  The vehicle overturned and caught fire. Two passing motorists, an off-duty New York City Fire Department fireman and his brother, stopped at the crash scene and rescued Harris from the burning sedan by breaking the vehicle’s sunroof and pulling him out to safety. Harris was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center by the Holbrook Fire Department where he was in serious condition with several stab wounds and leg and chest injuries.


The victim’s vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.

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Case Number: MK/2200