The first took place just before 8:30 p.m. in Washington Heights at 168th Street Station on the ACE line.
Police say a 24-year-old man was standing in the mezzanine when two teenagers tried to rob him. They stabbed him and fled.
The man refused medical care and is expected to survive.
Then half an hour later, just before 9pm, a 31-year-old man was riding on a south train to Morningside Heights when he saw another man smoking on the train.
He asked the man who was smoking to move, and was stabbed in the arm.
Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Katie Hochul recently unveiled their plan to tackle crime and homelessness in the subway.
The NYPD will enforce the MTA’s code of conduct: how not to sleep on trains or carry piles of garbage and property.
Police will once again issue subpoenas.
Charlton D’Souza with a volunteer group called United Pasengers patrols subway stations across the city and looks forward to how Mayor Adams ’plan works.
“Let’s have three weeks and see how it goes,” he said.
Mental health professionals join the police on patrol.
Homeless teams will be sent to stations that need it most, such as Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and Times Square.
“Eric was a lieutenant in the transit police when I was chief of the traffic police in 1990,” former New York Police Commissioner Bill Breton told Up Close. “In 1990-1991, we cleaned up the mess in the subway with 5,000 in this system, several hundred lived in tunnels. Uncontrollable evasion of tolls and disorder, and we kept it in order for 28 years. “
So far, none of the four violent crimes in the subway has been detained.
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