Troubling news in New York City this weekend amid reports that a lone stabber is causing hell underground. According to the NYPD, at least two people are dead with at least 2 more critically injured after being stabbed by an unknown assailant. The latter two did however survive.
Police say that the first two incidents were reported on opposite ends of the subway system via the A line. In the Inwood neighborhood and as far as the Rockaways — the first two having been found slumped dead inside of the subway car.
“Three of these incidents appear to be connected and the Detective Bureau is looking into the possibility that all four could have been committed by one individual,” Transit Chief Kathleen O’Reilly told reporters.
Shortly after 11:30 pm Friday, an elderly man was stabbed multiple times while pushing his walker through the 181st train station. While critically injured he is expected to survive.
Shortly after that around 1:15 am a 43-year-old woman was found sprawled dead underneath her subway seat at the 181st street train station.
Shortly after that at 1:30 am at the 181st train station another person was critically injured after being stabbed multiple times but is currently listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
This is an ongoing story and we will share more information as we have it. The NYPD is increasing its presence along the A line throughout the city as a result of the crimes.