A Binghamton man is formally charged with attempted murder in connection with a brutal attack on a homeless man at the Greater Binghamton Intermodal Transportation Hub in June.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

23-year-old Saquawon Linton is also charged with felony counts of assault and evidence tampering in the attack at the downtown bus station on Chenango Street in which the 59-year-old victim, who had been sleeping on a bench at around 2 a.m., was repeatedly stabbed while his attacker, wearing a Halloween mask, told him to “die.”

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The victim crawled away from the scene while bleeding profusely and flagged down a passing police officer at Court and State Streets.

Linton was picked up in Syracuse and returned to Binghamton to face the charges in the June 24th attack.