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Man Stabbed in the Heart Walks 5 Blocks to the Hospital With Knife Sticking Out of His Chest

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A New York man who was stabbed in the heart was then able to walk himself to a hospital.

NYPD officials say Mohamed Ramirez was attacked by an unknown assailant Monday night in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens at about 10 p.m.

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With the blade still lodged in his chest, the 35-year-old managed to walk five blocks to a hospital, where he was able to check himself in.

This despite what doctors would soon find: The knife had pierced his heart.

Ramirez underwent emergency surgery.

"Wow, I have goosebumps," a neighbor told CBS New York after learning of the attack, which at least one local said came as an extra shock because Ramirez seemed like a "good guy." 

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Ramirez is a former EMT. Police said it was unclear whether he knew his attacker.

The attack occurred in a neighborhood of family homes just blocks from where Ramirez lives.

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