- NYPD said four suspects were arrested in connection with subway attacks on five people Friday morning
- Four people were attacked along the Brooklyn-bound 4-subway in about a 10-minute span between 4:20am and 4:30am
- A fifth victim told police outside Yankee stadium station at 5am that he was attacked at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station
- This is the most recent random subway attack that has plagued NYC over the last year
- MTA’s interim president and the Transport Workers Union blamed NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
- ‘If he needed a wake-up call, this is it… The mayor is risking New York’s recovery every time he lets these incidents go by without meaningful action’
- Mayor’s spokesperson fired back at MTA, saying ‘Get with the program, help us fight back this crime’
Four people were arrested in connection with five unprovoked attacks on New York City’s subway Friday morning.
The suspects were spotted by NYPD Commander Kenny Gorman and Officer Jeffrey Delacruz were spotted leaving the northbound 1-train in the area of 79th Street and Broad around 11:20am, NYPD said late Friday afternoon.
The suspects’ names or mugshots weren’t released, and charges are pending.
One man, 48, was stabbed in the eye and needed surgery while three others were slashed in the face in the early hours of Friday morning. Another described waking up to being punched in the face.
In one attack, the victim’s wallet was stolen, and his phone was thrown on the tracks, police said.
The first three attacks happened over a 10-minute span starting at 4:20am on the same train. The fourth attack was reported about 30 minutes later, but police said all four were committed by the same suspects.
The brazen acts of violence are the latest of 15 assaults on the subway system this week alone, according to Transit Worker Union boss Tony Utano, and appear to part of the epidemic of violence that has gripped New York City’s underground rail lines.