Tourist Stabbed in Neck in Random Attack at Queens Subway Station

A 29-year-old tourist visiting New York City from Spain was brutally attacked in a random act of violence at the Queens Plaza subway station on Thursday morning. According to law enforcement sources, the victim was standing at the station when an unidentified assailant approached him from behind and slashed his neck around 10:30 a.m. The victim was swiftly rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where medical professionals expect him to survive the harrowing incident.

As of late Thursday, the attacker remains at large, leaving authorities with limited information to aid in their search. The New York Police Department (NYPD) has not yet provided a description of the suspect, leaving the investigation in its early stages.

This stabbing marks the second incident in the past week where a tourist has fallen victim to violence in the city. In a separate incident last Thursday, a 15-year-old migrant allegedly shot and wounded a 38-year-old Brazilian tourist during a robbery gone awry in a Times Square store. The suspect, identified as Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa, also fired upon a police officer as he fled the scene. Rivas-Figueroa was apprehended in Yonkers, where he was visibly emotional during his arrest.

It is worth noting that this incident is not an isolated occurrence. Towards the end of last year, two teenage tourists from Paraguay were stabbed and injured inside Grand Central Station on Christmas day. The alleged assailant, Steven Hutcherson, had a history of criminal activity and mental health issues leading up to the attack, as previously reported by law enforcement sources.

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1 Response

  1. This is such a tragic incident. It’s disheartening to hear about innocent tourists being subjected to such violence. I wonder what the author’s thoughts are on the safety measures in place at subway stations and what can be done to prevent such incidents in the future?

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