Two dead in the New York Subway: homicide and suicide in a few hours
Two people died in less than 24 hours on the New York Subway in incidents at stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Last night around 8:50 pm a man was fatally stabbed in the neck while riding in a car on the L line, southbound. The 43-year-old victim reportedly had a dispute with another passenger near the Atlantic Avenue station.
The origin of the altercation was not clear. The suspect stabbed the victim in the neck and another part of the body and fled in an unknown direction, police said. The injured man was transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was later identified as Tommy Bailey,
The night before, around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, a man jumped and died in front of a subway train in the central Penn Station of Manhattan.
The homeless man, believed to be in his 20s, jumped in front of a train on the 1 line entering the 34th Street-Penn station around, the conductor told police.
The suicide bomber, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not immediately identified. The trains initially ran with “extensive delays,” it reported. New York Post.
Mayor Eric Adams, whose election campaign focused on public safety, has implemented several measures to make the subway safer, including deploying more police officers to stations and cars. But until now violence continues to escalate.
In general, this year there has been a long list of dramatic situations in the New York subway, including robberies, attacks, accidents, natural deaths, suicides, fatal overdoses and homicides. In particular last April it was one of the most violent months in the history of the New York Subway since its founding in 1904.
A staggering 84% of New Yorkers believe conditions have worsened in the city since March 2020, when the pandemic began, according to a survey. Most cite the problems in the subway as one of the main reasons for urban blight and the refusal to return to work in the offices.
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