Increase in Violent Subway Attacks Revealed as Three Stabbings Occur in New York City

Three separate stabbing incidents occurred in and around subway stations in New York City on Monday, shedding light on the escalating violence in transit crime. The incidents involved a female attacker stabbing another woman at the Franklin Avenue C train station in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a man being stabbed in an unprovoked attack at West 96th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side, and a man being stabbed multiple times during a dispute over smoking inside the Kosciuszko Street J train station in Brooklyn.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., a female assailant stabbed another woman in the back with an unknown object near the turnstile area at the Franklin Avenue C train station. The injured woman was promptly transported to a local hospital, where she is currently in stable condition. The attacker fled the scene on foot, evading capture.

In an unrelated incident, around 8 a.m., a 26-year-old man was stabbed in the buttocks in an unprovoked attack at West 96th Street and Broadway, just steps away from the Nos. 1, 2, and 3 subway station. Surveillance footage captured a cordoned-off crime scene outside a T-Mobile store. The assailant fled the scene, and authorities are actively searching for the suspect.

In Brooklyn, at approximately 4:30 a.m., a 52-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in the back during a dispute over smoking inside the Kosciuszko Street J train station. The alleged stabber fled onto the street but was swiftly apprehended by law enforcement. Charges are pending against the suspect. The exact cause of the altercation remains unclear.

A recent analysis conducted by The Post revealed a significant increase in attacks resulting in injuries on trains. In 2023, there were 570 felony assaults reported, marking a 53% surge compared to the 373 reported in 2019. These additional 200 felony assaults accounted for 25% of the 2,285 major crimes reported on trains and in stations in 2023, compared to 15% of the 2,499 major crimes in 2019.

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