Two People Found Fatally Stabbed Overnight In Separate Incidents On Same Subway Line, Police Say


Two folks had been discovered stabbed to loss of life at two totally different factors on the A line in a single day Friday, police mentioned. The MTA is asking for elevated visibility from the NYPD throughout the system whereas police examine the 2 deaths.

The primary incident was reported at round 11:20 p.m. on Friday on the Mott Avenue and Seaside twenty second Avenue station in Far Rockaway, the place the A subway line begins and terminates. There, NYPD transit officers from throughout the a hundred and first Precinct discovered a person sitting on a bench inside a subway automobile “unconscious and unresponsive” with stab wounds to his neck and physique, in line with police. The person was pronounced useless on the scene.

Two hours later, on the different terminus of the A line on the West 207th Avenue and Broadway station, police obtained a 911 name of a lady discovered unconscious inside a northbound subway automobile. There, transit officers discovered the lady with stab wounds all through her physique, in line with the police. The sufferer, 44, was found “laying below a bench” contained in the subway automobile and was declared useless. The physique had been found 20 minutes after the whole system shuts down so crews can start cleansing subway automobiles. Her id has not been disclosed pending notification.

Calls to enhance the security on the subways have gone out for months, with Mayor Invoice de Blasio promising stepped-up NYPD presence on subway stations after a sequence of shoving incidents by straphangers. In latest weeks, extra assaults have been reported, prompting the union to name for larger police presence.

In a joint assertion, New York Metropolis Transit interim president Sarah Feinberg and Transit Employees Union president Tony Utano re-emphasized that larger police presence is required.

“We’ve got been calling on town so as to add extra police to the system, and to do extra to help those that desperately want psychological well being help,” Feinberg and Utano mentioned in a joint assertion. “The time for motion is now. We’re demanding that extra sources be put into the system to deal with this problem instantly. Our hearts exit to the victims, as we cooperate with lively investigations and urge prosecutors to pursue most penalties for perpetrators.”

It’s unclear whether or not the 2 homicides are associated. The NYPD remains to be digging into the 2 circumstances.