Homeless man James Howley accused of stabbing man who wouldn't give him money; victim IDs Howley at hospital

When Howley asked for more and the man turned him down, Howley allegedly stabbed the victim. (10/14/13)

ELMONT - A homeless man is under arrest today after he allegedly stabbed a man who wouldn't give him money.

Police say James Howley was given a dollar from a man on Meacham Avenue in Hempstead yesterday afternoon. When Howley asked for more and the man turned him down, Howley allegedly stabbed the victim.

The victim hit Howley with a pipe to fight him off.

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The victim was able to point out the suspect to police after they were both sent to the same hospital for treatment.

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