Two people were brutally slashed across the face and head in the Union Square subway station as violent crime on New York transit soars 41 percent, and suspect remains at large
- Two people were slashed at the Union Square subway station in the latest violent attack on the New York City transit system.
- The slasher slashed a woman across the face at the 14th Street subway station, and when a man ran to her aid, he received multiple cuts to the back of the head.
- The suspect then fled the bloody scene and has yet to be arrested.
Two people were stabbed to death at Manhattan’s Union Square subway station in the latest attack on the city’s transit system, where crime has soared 41 percent since last year.
Police said an unidentified suspect slashed a woman, 28, across the face and stabbed a man, 29, repeatedly in the head after he ran to help her on the L train platform Tuesday night. at 10:30 p.m. abc reports.
The suspect then fled the bloody scene. No arrests have yet been made.
The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital and are reported to be in stable condition.
The outages come after two people were struck by trains within hours of each other on Sunday, with tensions rising as violent crime spikes in the Big Apple.
Two people were slashed at the Union Square subway station in the latest violent attack on the New York City transit system. In the picture: the bloody aftermath of the incident.
New York police said the slasher slashed a woman across the face at the 14th Street subway station, and when a man ran to her aid, he was repeatedly slashed across the back of the head.
The suspect then fled the bloody scene and has yet to be arrested.
Police report that the suspect in Tuesday’s hack appeared to be a homeless person, described as being 6’5″ tall and dressed entirely in black.
Authorities said it was not immediately clear if the attack was random or caused by a dispute.
Just half an hour before the attack, the New York police reported that another man had been stabbed to death on the nearby Herald Square platform.
In that incident, police said two men got into a fight on the train and one stabbed the other in the abdomen.
Police believe the two stabbing incidents are unrelated. No arrests have been made for the second attack either.
Traffic crimes and incidents on the subway have skyrocketed this year, with the New York police reporting 1,865 cases so far this year, up 41 percent from the same period in 2021.
Police said it was not immediately clear if the attack was random or caused by a dispute.
While investigating the Union Square outage (above), police also reported another stabbing at the nearby Herald Square subway station.
Crime on the city’s subways is now up 41 percent from last year, with murders in particular rising at their highest rates in 25 years, with nine reported this year alone.
The number of homeless men hanging around subway stations it has increased dramatically since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite a plan outlined by Mayor Eric Adams to discourage the homeless from sheltering in the city’s subway system, the problem has not visibly abated and commuters continue to be harassed and made uncomfortable during their daily commutes. .
In January, Adams presented his “subway security plan,” which put more than 1,000 additional police officers a day on the city’s subways. Adams is himself a former police captain.
The city has again moved to beef up police presence throughout its transit system as violent crime continues to rise.