2 people were eliminated and two others were injured in a “dreadful” series of stabbings on a New york city City train line, Brooklyn’s district president said Saturday.
The stabbings happened between Friday early morning and Saturday early morning on the A train, according to police. Authorities are investigating whether a single person is accountable for all four stabbings.
Cops were called to a Fort Washington station around 11: 20 a.m. Friday and found a 67- year-old guy suffering stab wounds, authorities stated at a press conference Saturday afternoon.
Transit chief Kathleen O’Reilly stated that the victim had actually been stabbed by an unknown guy and was taken to the health center for treatment.
On Friday night, just before 11: 30 p.m., authorities received another call at the Far Rockaway station and found a man on the train with stab injuries on his neck and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to O’Reilly.
About two hours later on, a worker of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovered an unconscious 44- year-old woman on a train suffering from numerous stab injuries, according to authorities. She died at a medical facility.
Around that same time, a 43- year-old guy was discovered on the train station in Fort Washington with stab injuries. The man told police that he was attacked by an unidentified male, stated Brian McGee, chief of detectives for northern Manhattan.
The victim was required to the hospital, where he remained in stable condition.
” 3 of these occurrences appear to be linked, and the investigator bureau is looking into the possibility that all four could have been committed by one person,” O’Reilly informed reporters.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea expressed his compassion for the victims and stated an extra 500 officers will be instantly released throughout the city to patrol subway stations.
Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s district president, said the stabbings come amid a surge of other violent criminal offenses on city trains.
” The criminals of this violence are frequently battling with some kind of serious mental illness, and their targets are frequently a few of the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including our homeless neighbors who seek out the train system as a haven during the winter season,” he said in a statement.
” It’s clear that the City’s present method to train security is stopping working,” he added.
Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.