This is the moment a man stabs a fellow commuter at a subway turnstile as subway crime in New York City continues to spiral out of control, soaring almost 60 per cent in one month.
The newly released footage shows the suspect attacking a 26-year-old man at the West 4th Washington Square Subway Station in Manhattan at 4.17 am on October 2.
Video shows the men grappling before the attacked pulled out a knife and stabbed the commuter in the stomach, before fleeing. That victim was also brought to Bellevue Hospital, and is in stable condition.
The footage was released as news of another attack emerged on Monday on the southbound Number 1 train platform at the nearby West 28th Street station.
At around 11.30pm, a 23-year-old had a bottle smashed over his head after an argument with a fellow passenger.
The suspect had begun screaming at the victim ‘why are you doing that?’ before smashing the bottle into his head and bolting out of the station, the New York Post reported. It’s not clear why he was shouting.
The victim was taken to a nearby Bellevue Hospital for treatment for lacerations on his face, neck and ear – he is expected to recover.
This week, NYC Crimestoppers released chilling footage of a man (pictured) attacking another random victim, a 26-year-old male, on October 2 around 4 am
The suspect followed the victim into the subway system near West 3rd Street and Sixth Avenue; the two ‘engaged in mutual combat’ before the attacker stabbed the commuter with a knife at the station’s turnstiles, then fled
The victim of the random knife attack was brought to Bellevue Hospital, and is in stable condition
On Monday, NYPD Inspector Raymond Porteous told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board that there was an ‘uptick in overall crime’ within the city’s subway system, according to CBSN New York.
He said there was a 58.6 percent increase in major crimes in September compared to August, including a shocking 88-percent increase in grand larcenies and a 50 percent increase in felony assaults.
There were 96 grand larcenies within the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, the New York Post reported. Smaller robberies jumped by 18 percent last month, too, to 52 incidents from 44 in August.
The glass bottle incident comes after a woman shoved a commuter into an oncoming train in Times Square earlier this month.
The victim, Liliana Sagbaicela, 42, was shoved from the platform and into the train as it approached the station in what is believed to be an unprovoked attack on October 4.
She was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition after sustaining facial injuries.
There were 96 grand larcenies within the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, the New York Post reported. Smaller robberies jumped by 18 percent last month, too, to 52 incidents from 44 in August (robbery data for July was unavailable)
Throughout the city, felony assaults are up 7.7 percent from the same time last year, and misdemeanor assaults up 6.1 percent
One subway rider, who witnessed the shoving, said the crime at the station is not surprising.
‘This is like what it used to be like in the 80s,’ the individual told ABC 7.
Anthonia Egegbara, 29, of Queens, was charged with attempted murder several days later, after surveillance footage showed her jump up from a bench and shove Javier as the train hurtled into the station.
Egegbara has a lengthy history of arrest, including multiple attacks on women on public transport.
Officers were called to the Times Square station again on Monday, around 12pm, for reports of shots fired.
A 39-year-old from Brooklyn was urinating in the corner of West 40th Street and Seventh Avenue, near a McDonald’s and sushi restaurant Wasabi, when he was shot in his right leg, according to the New York Post.
On October 6, two thugs stomped on a 30-year-old woman’s head as they mugged her in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn around 3.15 am.
As the victim laid on the ground, the female suspect continued to punch and kick the victim, leaving her unconscious, as the male suspect grabs the victim’s purse, two cellphones, cash and a neck chain, according to Pix 11.
Horrifying surveillance video shows the moment when a woman pushed a fellow commuter into a train at the Times Square subway station on October 4
The female suspect could be seen stomping on the victim’s head at least seven times in the October 6 attack
The next day, police arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with a shooting at a Bronx basketball court that left another teen injured in the knee, charging the boy with attempted murder, assault and harassment.
On October 9, 58-year-old oncology nurse Maria Ambrocio from New Jersey, was knocked to the ground by a man allegedly attempting to flee the scene with a 29-year-old woman’s cellphone near Times Square.
The charges against the suspect, Jermaine Foster, were later upgraded from a felony assault to murder after Ambrocio’s family agreed to switch off her life support.
Throughout the city, felony assaults are up 7.7 percent from the same time last year, and misdemeanor assaults up 6.1 percent.
According to the NYPD, the city’s overall crime rate is down a quarter of a percentage point from last year, although it is up in certain categories, such as assaults and rape, which is up 2.7 percent over last year.
On October 9, 58-year-old oncology nurse Maria Ambrocio (left) from New Jersey, was knocked to the ground by a man allegedly attempting to flee the scene with a 29-year-old woman’s cellphone near Times Square. Jermaine Foster (right) bowled her over while allegedly fleeing the scene of a crime
Grand larcenies are also up 2.4 percent from last year, with grand larceny from automobiles up 14.5 percent.
And shooting incidents have increased 3.5 percent over last year, with a little over 1 percent more shooting victims.
In the Bronx the number is even higher, with shooting incidents increasing nearly 32 percent over last year, according to Pix 11, and about 30 percent more shooting victims.
‘It’s terrible all the way around,’ Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told Pix 11 on Monday, adding: ‘We have to do better as a society.’
He said the police department is hiring nearly 700 new cops to address the surge in crime, and is ‘getting a group out of the academy now.’
‘The cops of this city are going to do everything possible to keep New Yorkers safe,’ Shea promised.