Stabbing (allegedly) a B68 bus driver with a syringe has led to charges of attempted murder and assault for Shelwyn Patt. He's out of jail after posting $7500 bail, and he isn't allowed to get on a city bus without an escort, although he can ride the subway without one.
Bus driver Mark Anthony Salandy won't know until a year from now, when his antiviral treatment ends, if the needle infected him with any diseases. Patt dropped the syringe after allegedly sticking it in Salandy's arm and then picked it up. The syringe hasn't been examined. Its whereabouts are unknown to the police.
Is an attempted murder charge appropriate if the police and the prosecution don't know what was in the syringe?