On Saturday, the President of the Borough of Brooklyn said two people were killed and two others were injured in a “horrific” series of daggers on the New York City metro line.
According to police, there was a stabbing in the A train on Friday morning and Saturday morning. Authorities are investigating whether one person is responsible for all four stabbing.
Authorities called at Fort Washington station at around 11:20 on Saturday morning and found a 67-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.
Transit chief Kathleen O’Riley said the victim was stabbed by an unknown person and taken to the hospital for treatment.
Just before 11:30 pm on Friday night, police made another call at the Far Rockaway station and a man on the train received stab wounds on his neck and body. According to O’Reilly, he was declared dead at the scene.
About two hours later, an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority found a 44-year-old woman unconscious in a train suffering a stab wound, according to authorities. He died in a hospital.
At the same time, a 43-year-old man was found with a stab wound at a metro station in Fort Washington. The man told police that he was attacked by an unknown male by Brian McGee, the chief of detectives in northern Manhattan.
The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was in stable condition.
“Three of these incidents appear to be linked,” O’Reilly told reporters, and the detective bureau is looking into the possibility that all four may have been committed by one person.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea expressed sympathy for the victims and said that an additional 500 officers would be immediately deployed across the city to patrol metro stations.
Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s president, said the city’s byways have been stabbed amid a spate of other violent crimes.
“The perpetrators of this violence are often battling some kind of serious mental illness, and they are often targeted by the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including our homeless neighbors, who are part of the metro system during the winter months. Take refuge. ” Said in a statement.
“It is clear that the city’s current approach to metro security is failing,” he said.