2 killed, 2 injured in New York City subway stabbing attacks

  • 2 killed, 2 injured in New York City subway stabbing attacks

2 killed, 2 injured in New York City subway stabbing attacks

A 21-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Sunday and charged in connection with a series of stabbings in New York City's subway system that left two dead and another two injured within a 14-hour period.

An unidentified man was pronounced dead on the scene after suffering stab wounds to the neck and torso.

The police union representing NYPD detectives had issued a stern rebuke to City Council for pushing an agenda to decrease the department's footprint just a day before the additional 500 officers were called in to increase patrols on the New York City subway system.

Two hours later, a 44-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in a subway auto in upper Manhattan.

The fourth person was a 43-year-old man who was stabbed early on Saturday, also at the West 181st Street station.

The four unprovoked attacks apparently targeted homeless people and took place on the A train or at stations served by it beginning on Friday morning. He underwent surgery and is in a stable condition, police said.

Police said they were searching for a man they suspect could be behind all of the attacks.

Investigators said it's unclear whether the stabbings were connected and stressed the investigation is preliminary.

In light of the deadly violence, the NYPD will immediately deploy an additional 500 officers throughout the city to patrol the transit system above and below ground, Shea said. The attacks came in the city's latest string of subway crimes. "Whether they go onto a train, whether they go onto a platform, and they'll be there as long as needed to make sure people feel safe".

"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", said NYPD Chief of Transit Kathleen O'Riley said.