The NYPD said that this was actually a drug deal gone bad.
A 31-year-old resident was repeatedly stabbed when a man pushed his way into her apartment on Avenue B near 13th Street last night, according to published reports.
The woman reportedly heard a knock on her front door at 8:30 p.m.
She opened her door a crack, but then the stranger shoved his way in, stabbing her repeatedly in her torso, arms and hands, police said.
The suspect then grabbed $500 and fled.
The resident's injuries are not considered life-threatening, authorities said. She was in serious but stable condition at Bellevue.
ABC7 spoke with a neighbor of the victim.
"It's crazy," one building resident said. "They need to focus on those doors and security and locking them."
The resident, who did not want to be named, believes an open security door may have given a suspect access to the building.
"It's always open," the resident said. "And nobody has fixed that security buzzer. There are a lot of issues."
So far, the only description of the suspect is as follows, via DNAinfo: "He's about 18, 5 feet 10 inches and 160 pounds, police said. He was last seen in blue jeans and a red shirt."
The attack happened at 207 Avenue B...
[Photo from tonight]