Suspect arrested in fatal stabbings in NYC subway system

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbings in NYC subway system”

Police are investigating four stabbings that occurred in the New York City subway system within a 24-hour period, leaving two victims dead, authorities said.

The first attack happened shortly before midnight on Friday, when an adult male was pronounced deceased after being stabbed in the neck and torso on the A train.

The knife-wielding suspect was wanted for a gruesome series of attacks along the A train line this past week that left two homeless people dead and two others injured.

In October 2019, NY police arrested a 24-year-old man accused of using a metal pipe to beat four fellow homeless people to death as they slept in the city's Chinatown district.

Two hours later, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Saturday, an MTA employee found a 44-year-old woman unconscious on the train at the 207th Street station in upper Manhattan with multiple stab wounds, police said.

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The incidents all occurred along the A subway line. "To the victims, to the victims' families, we are 100% committed to getting justice ... to bring closure to the families of this awful incident", NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Saturday. Police are searching for a man they suspect could be behind all of the attacks.

The officers brought Lopez to the local police precinct for questioning, McGee said.

Investigators said it's unclear whether the stabbings were connected and stressed the investigation is preliminary.

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told reporters on Saturday that 500 additional officers were being deployed to the city's transit system "to make sure people feel safe". The attacks came in the city's latest string of subway crimes.

"Until this individual is apprehended, the A line is probably going to be the safest line in the city", said NYPD Transit Chief Kathleen O'Reilly at the time of Shea's statement.

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