MANHATTAN — A person was injured when he was slashed within the head inside the favored Occasions Sq. subway station Friday night, officers mentioned.
It occurred simply earlier than 7 p.m., when FDNY officers mentioned they responded to a reported stabbing within the station.
The sufferer, 35, was ready on the platform for the Nos. 1, 2 and three trains when he was attacked.
He was taken to an area hospital with accidents not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have but been made.
Subway crime and violent crime basically has develop into a hotly-contested subject in New York Metropolis, particularly because the New York Metropolis mayoral primaries close to. The following mayor will inherit a metropolis that’s skilled an increase in crime not too long ago, with residents talking out about their issues over subway security.
De Blasio additionally saying the town is working laborious to get a deal with on crime, together with gun violence. Shootings have nearly doubled in comparison with 2020. It’s a harsh actuality weighing heavy on this identical neighborhood.
The true subject, neighborhood advocate Alpheaus Marcus claims, is lack of assets for the homeless.
“The town itself has ignored the homeless inhabitants,” Marcus mentioned. “The shelters kick them out within the morning and if they don’t seem to be again by a sure time, they’d higher go elsewhere. The cycle begins again and again.”
Earlier this yr, tons of of officers have been added to patrol the subway system.
Nicole Johnson contributed.