Three murders. Five stabbings. Countless different assaults.
Over the previous two weeks, greater than a dozen individuals have been violently attacked on the New York City transit system, together with three fatally, in a string of bloody, horrifying incidents.
As extra New Yorkers get again on the subways and buses within the waning days of the COVID-19 pandemic, main felony transit crime has shot up almost 42% up to now this 12 months in comparison with 2021, NYPD knowledge present.
While transit crime up to now this 12 months is 5% decrease than for a similar interval in 2019, earlier than ridership was decimated by the pandemic, violence has remained a constant concern for commuters, lots of whom don’t have any different technique to get round.
Here is a rundown of among the most violent incidents to occur on the transit system in the previous two weeks:
1. Sept. 30: Dad of two fatally stabbed on the L practice
Tommy Bailey, a hard-working father of two generally known as a “Canarsie legend” for his athletic prowess, is stabbed to death on his commute dwelling from work.
The steamfitter had allegedly gotten into an argument with Alvin Charles, 43, in the course of the trip, prompting the homeless man to fatally stab him in the neck close to the Atlantic Avenue station.
Loved ones of Bailey, additionally 43, claimed his demise could’ve been prevented had Charles not been freed on bail for the same subway stabbing that occurred in July 2021.
“If they [had] performed one thing about it again then, Tommy would have nonetheless been alive and we wouldn’t be speaking proper now,” stated Jaylin, Bailey’s 18-year-old neighbor in Canarsie.
“His demise is on their fingers. No widespread sense. That’s unhappy.”
2. Oct. 1: MTA bus driver slashed on the job
A 52-year-old MTA bus driver is slashed by an irate customer on a Saturday morning in Harlem.
The suspect acquired offended with the driving force when he didn’t open the rear doorways of the bus, prompting him to march as much as the employee, spit on him and slash him twice on his left forearm as he threatened to “go get my gun.
“I dwell in these initiatives,” the suspect advised the wounded driver earlier than fleeing.
3. Oct. 2: The ‘Green Goblin’ assault
A bunch of girls decked out in weird, neon inexperienced bodysuits brutally attacked and robbed two 19-year-olds on the Times Square subway station round 2 a.m. after one of many victims apparently bumped into them.
“She stated she was attacked by aliens,” the mom of one of many victims advised The Post the day after the assault.
“Yesterday was her birthday. This is how she spent her nineteenth birthday. I hope they get what they deserve after which some as a result of it’s disgusting.”
The suspects made off with a cellular phone and purse and remain at large.
4. Oct. 3: Man randomly shoved onto subway tracks at Union Square
A 25-year-old straphanger headed dwelling from work and ready for a No. 6 practice was suddenly pushed onto the trackbed round 9:30 p.m., allegedly by an emotionally disturbed homeless man.
Hours after Clarence Anderson allegedly shoved the man, who was saved by good Samaritans, he attacked one other harmless New Yorker – a development employee toiling close to Columbus Circle.
“He shouldn’t have been on the streets,” the subway-shove sufferer, who needed 18 stitches to shut the gash on his head, advised The Post.
“I gained’t be taking the subway after 7 p.m. once more. … Something must be modified or fastened.”
5. Oct. 4: Man slashed at Times Square subway station
A 31-year-old man was slashed in the leg on the vacationer hotspot after getting right into a struggle with one other man simply after 11 p.m.
Dramatic video posted to Twitter exhibits officers treating the injured and bleeding man on the subway platform, with a path of blood behind him.
It’s not clear what sparked the fued.
6. Oct. 6: Man randomly stabbed after ‘shoulder faucet’
A 59-year-old man was stabbed in the shoulder round 1 p.m. contained in the a hundred and twenty fifth Street A, B, C and D station in Harlem.
The sufferer had missed his cease and was strolling up the steps to get to the southbound platform when he encountered somebody who was blocking his path and tapped him on the shoulder, police stated.
The pair then began arguing earlier than the suspect took out a knife and stabbed him.
7. Oct. 6: Man slashed, probably for sporting the flawed colour
A forty five-year-old man was slashed in the face whereas passing by the turnstile on the A practice station at Pitkin and Grant avenues in East New York, Brooklyn, round 5 p.m.
The sufferer claimed to police that he didn’t know his attacker however stated he was sporting blue and that his assailant might have believed he was a gang member.
The suspect took off on a scooter.
8. Oct. 6: Beloved father fatally stabbed whereas commuting dwelling
Charles Moore, 38, was headed home from his job at Citi Field round 10:30 p.m. when he was knifed to demise on the 176th Street and Jerome Avenue station.
Saquan Lemons, 27, allegedly randomly killed the dad on the crowded platform shortly after “tumbling out” of a No. 4 practice, prosecutors stated during his arraignment on homicide fees.
Lemons’ lawyer requested he bear a psychiatric analysis.
9. Oct. 8: Teen hunted, crushed and stabbed on the Upper East Side
A 17-year-old sufferer commuting home from his job at Shake Shack was violently attacked Saturday afternoon on the East 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue station, leaving him with six stab wounds.
The attackers, who had been clad in all black and wore face masks, had gone to the teenager’s job asking the place he was after which adopted him into the subway system.
10. Oct. 9: Dad of 4 fatally stabbed on the bus
Lamont Barkley, 55, was on a BX19 bus round 8:30 p.m. Sunday when he was killed by a girl and man he’d been arguing with, police stated.
Before to the deadly stabbing, Barkley had gotten into an argument with the lady at a close-by bar, Glen Roy’s Public House, prompting her to name the person to come back to the realm, police sources and neighbors stated.
At some level, the trio acquired on the bus, the place the man and woman attacked Barkley, sources stated.
Ebony Jackson, 42, was taken into custody in reference to the incident and charged with homicide and manslaughter Monday.
11. Oct. 10: Woman bashed in head in random assault
A 49-year-old lady was ready for the No. 2 practice on the Cathedral Parkway subway station in Harlem round 2:30 a.m. Monday when she was suddenly whacked in the head with an unknown object.
No phrases had been exchanged earlier than her attacker, a stranger, took off, cops stated.