Violence continues following launch of Adams’ subway safety plan

A man was slashed Thursday evening during his commute – the most recent act in an uptick of violence in the New York City Subway system.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2022, 11:17 PM

Updated 813 days ago

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A man was slashed Thursday evening during his commute – the most recent act in an uptick of violence in the New York City Subway system.
Police say the incident happened around 7 p.m. at the Franklin Avenue Medgar-Evers College station. The 35-year-old male victim was on his way out of the station, when he was slashed in the neck with an unknown sharp object.
Police say this was an unprovoked assault, and the attacker, who also appeared to be in his 30s, is still at large.
On that same night, police say a woman in Queens was walking into a subway station, when she was kicked from behind and struck on the head multiple times with a hammer.
That 57-year-old woman remains in critical condition. She's now been identified as Nina Rothschild.
According to stats released by the NYPD's Transit Bureau, there have been 10 counts of transit assaults reported in the last week.
All these violent acts are coincidentally happening after Mayor Eric Adams launched his subway safety plan last week, which focuses on supporting people experiencing homelessness and mental illness in New York City subways.


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