Peter Zisopoulos Wiki – Peter Zisopoulos Bio
Peter Zisopoulos the maniac accused of fatally stabbing an FDNY lieutenant in Queens had previously been transported to the hospital by his EMS unit after he made threats against Asians online, law enforcement sources said Friday.
Lt. Alison Russo was not working for the EMS unit, Station 49, in Astoria at the time of the 2018 distress calls. Still, it remains unclear if she crossed paths with Peter Zisopoulos before he allegedly attacked her Thursday morning. late and stabbed her 19—times with a steak knife.
Peter Zisopoulos is 34 years old.
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The 34-year-old suspect, who was charged with second-degree murder and weapons possession on Friday in connection with the horrific slaying, had been transported by the unit to Elmhurst Hospital in April 2018 for being emotionally disturbed, police sources said.
He had allegedly made threats against Asians on Facebook and at the time he was listed as diagnosed with a severe mental health condition, the sources said.
Russo did not arrive at EMS Unit Station 49, which handled Zisopoulos’ emergency transport, until April 2021, the FDNY said.
At around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Russo was on her lunch break when Zisopoulos suddenly ran up to her, threw her to the ground, and stabbed her repeatedly in what Acting FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh called a “barbaric and completely brutal attack.” unprovoked.”
Amid the violence, a man driving a scooter witnessed the stabbing and confronted Zisopoulos in an attempt to stop the attack, police sources said.
“Fuck you! Fuck you!” the crazed assailant screamed as he began chasing the witness with his bloody knife, according to sources.
The witness got back on his scooter and fled.
Russo had been with the FDNY for 24 years and spent his entire career working in Queens. At the time of his death, he was about six months away from retirement.