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(April 24) -- A homeless man who was stabbed while saving a woman from a knife-wielding attacker lay dying in a pool of his own blood for more than an hour while several New Yorkers walked past without calling for help.

Surveillance video obtained by the New York Post shows that some passers-by paused to gawk at Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax early Sunday morning and yet kept on walking.

One man came out of a nearby building and took a cellphone photo of the victim before leaving. Another leaned over and vigorously shook the dead man before walking away. But most people never stopped.

Firefighters arrived more than an hour and 20 minutes after Tale-Yax collapsed. By that time, the 31-year-old was dead.

"They needed to help and call the police. I don't get it," resident Ramon Bellasco, 46, told the Post.

The incident happened at 7:21 a.m. almost a week ago at 88 Road and 144th Street in the borough of Queens, but police didn't have a clear idea of what happened until recently.

Tale-Yax is seen on the grainy video approaching a man who was threatening a woman with a knife. The man turned and stabbed Tale-Yax but most of the action is out of the security camera's field of vision. Both the stabber and the woman then fled in different directions and Tale-Yax stumbled a few paces before collapsing face-down on the sidewalk.

Within a minute or so, the first of a long series of people begins walking by Tale-Yax without going to his aid.

Police told the Post they received four 911 calls at around the time of the attack reporting a woman screaming, but found nothing. They said they received no other 911 calls.

The incident is reminiscent of the rape and murder of Kitty Genovese, also in Queens, in 1964. In that case, dozens of people witnessed some or all of the attack and yet no one did anything to stop it.

No arrests have been made in the latest slaying, and police have been unable to identify the woman Tale-Yax was trying to help.

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Added: Apr-25-2010 
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  • So... did the woman ACTUALLY just flee the scene?!?! Scum

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  • Shame on those people. X<

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  • I wonder what happened to the woman after she fled. She should of called the cops sooner and who knows? maybe this man may have survived.

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  • ooo i think i just saw slacker walk by, the shame !

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  • This is what happens in the liberal mecca of New York, and other liberal outposts.

    Liberals aren't about helping out their fellow man, they're about sticking it to the more prosperous and productive. Homeless people are just used as a wedge issue.

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    • Liberalism is to blame, partly.

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    • Nobody wanted to get involved, thinking that it would eventually be taken care of by that Big Daddy Government, either by street cleaning or any type of first responder. That's why liberals love to pay taxes. Government does the shit they don't want to do, and think they're better people for it.

      Also, liberalism prevents people from defending themselves in this situation. Do you think the mugger didn't have a gun because he couldn't obtain one? The only one who couldn't obtain one in this situa More..

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    • I know the mugger had a knife, but laws prevent the victim from carrying legal, whereas the mugger has his choice between any type of illegal weapons.

      The point isn't whether the fire department handled it or not. It's the mindset that the problem will be handled by someone else, mainly the government. The fire department is a government service. Those taking cellphone shots act as though they are removed from the situation and merely observers.

      I will agree, though, that it's a national probl More..

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  • Can we just remove New york and it's inhabitants fromt he United States? They are just too stupid and self absorbed to call Americans.

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    • @pixi14369 YOU ASHOLE QUEER MOTHERFUCKER HOW ABOUT WE REMOVE YOU DICKFACE AND YOUR TO FUCKING RETARDED TO KNOW HOW TO PUT A PIC ON YOUR COMMENT'S JERKOFF....

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  • im sure they thought he was drunk passed out.

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  • what a sense of community USA has ...wild west all over....

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  • Get that shit off the sidewalk....

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  • Well there new yorkers it the same in any of the big citys in the world.

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    • Well, if your loved one is every the victim of some crime, remember what you said. Just because it's the city, doesn't excuse it. The man was clearly hurt, and nobody called 911 or anything.

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  • what did he think would happen? she'd marry him for saving her life? Everyone romanticizes new york too much, it's the same if not worse than LA so what does that tell you about the people who want to live in big cities? "hey yo, let's take a picture of this dead bleeding guy instead of call for medics..what? I don't want to waste my minutes...oh 9 11 is free? too bad I got to put this on youtube..."

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  • fucking animals.

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