Two people were killed in a serial weapon attack against homeless people on the subway in New York, USA.
According to the New York Times (NYT) on the 14th (local time), a man who appears to be homeless was found dead in a subway car bound for Queens, New York on the 12th at 11 pm.
The victim’s neck and torso were left with scars from the weapon.
Two hours later, at 1 am on the 13th, a homeless woman in her 40s was found dead at 207th Street Station in Manhattan, about 40 km away.
The victim’s body, found under the seat of a subway car, had traces of a weapon attack.
Then, at 1:30, a male homeless man in his 40s sleeping on the stairs of 181st Street was attacked with a weapon.
The homeless man, awakened from excruciating pain, ran to a nearby bank and fell. The victim was taken to a hospital and saved.
Earlier on the morning of the 12th, a 67-year-old homeless man was attacked with a weapon at a subway station.
The police believe that four consecutive attacks against the homeless within 24 hours were carried out by the same person.
The New York Post reported that police arrested the suspect on the afternoon of the 13th.
The suspect’s identity and motive for the crime were not confirmed.
In the New York subway, violent crime has increased since the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
After the Corona 19 incident, the number of train passengers decreased to the previous 30% level, and the interior of the subway station was also busy, which was a factor that increased crime, according to the police analysis.
New York City police increased the number of police officers deployed to subway stations by 500 shortly after a series of attacks against homeless people.
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