Two People Found Stabbed to Death on Separate NYC Subway Trains

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 14, 2021

New York City police deployed hundreds more officers to the subway system on Saturday after a string of stabbing attacks apparently targeting the homeless left two people dead. That victim is recovering in the hospital.

Editor's note: Police launched an investigation Saturday into at least four stabbings along the A line that may be connected.

Officers called to the Mott Avenue-Beach 22nd Street station in Far Rockaway, Queens, around 11:20 p.m. Friday discovered a man with numerous stab wounds to his neck and torso sitting on a bench inside the train, according to the NYPD.

In October 2019, NY police arrested a 24-year-old man accused of using a metal pipe to beat four fellow homeless people to death as they slept in the city's Chinatown district.

Two hours later, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Saturday, an MTA employee found a 44-year-old woman unconscious on the train at the 207th Street station in upper Manhattan with multiple stab wounds, police said. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A 67-year-old man and a 43-year-old individual were also stabbed on the A train in the last 24 hours, though their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. He underwent surgery and is in a stable condition, police said.

Detectives said the attacks, all on the A train or at stations served by it, were unprovoked and that they are investigating whether they were all committed by the same person.

The NYPD increased police presence throughout the subway system in response.

NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg and TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano issued a joint statement Saturday condemning the "recent horrifying attacks in the subway system".

"Every customer, and each of our fearless, heroic transit workers deserve a safe and secure transit system", New York City Transit interim President Sarah Feinberg and TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano said in a joint statement. "We have been calling on the city to add more police to the system, and to do more to assist those who desperately need mental health assistance. The time for action is now".

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