Amidst rising concerns regarding Subway crimes, on Saturday, three separate incidents of stabbings further amplified tensions surrounding the escalating rate of transit crimes in NYC.
In the first incident, a 20-year-old woman was punched and then stabbed three times in the abdomen at the Van Siclen Avenue station in Brooklyn and was taken to a hospital, where she was stable.
Meanwhile, on Saturday night, a man was stabbed in the leg at the 168th Street station in Washington Heights during a robbery attempt, and shortly afterward a 31-year-old man was stabbed in the arm at the 116th Street station near Columbia University after asking a man and woman to move because they were smoking, police said.
In response to concerns about the string of assaults and aggressive behavior by homeless people in the subways since the start of the pandemic, NYC Mayor Eric Adams recently said he would start barring people from sleeping on trains or riding the same lines all night.
As of now, no arrests have been made in either of Saturday’s incidents.