Thursday, 25 February, 2021

Man arrested following spate of stabbings on New York subway trains

NY subway stabbing Police investigating after 2 killed in 4 separate stabbing incidents on NYC subway line
Deanna Wagner | 15 February, 2021, 00:44

Police patrol the A line subway train bound to Inwood, after NYPD deployed an additional 500 officers into the subway system following deadly attacks, Saturday Feb. 13, 2021, in NY.

Rigoberto Lopez, from Brooklyn, was taken into custody on Saturday night and was formally arrested on Sunday on charges of murder and attempted murder, police said. He was captured and arrested in Upper Manhattan Saturday, the New York Post reported.

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.

One of the victims was discovered dead on a train in Queens late Friday with several stab wounds to his neck and torso, police said.

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Brown declined to say when the person was taken into custody, or whether the person was a suspect in one or more of the four unprovoked attacks that apparently targeted homeless people and took place on the A train or at stations served by it beginning Friday morning.

Deputy Chief Brian McGee said officers on patrol in the northern Manhattan neighborhood where three of the four stabbings occurred spotted Lopez, who fit the description of the suspect being sought in the attacks, at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. About two hours later in the early hours of Saturday, an unconscious 45-year-old female with multiple stab wounds was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. "There's no doubt they want to see more police". He underwent surgery and is in a stable condition, police said. "It builds on numerous calls for reform that happened previous year after the murder of George Floyd".

Detectives stressed that the investigation is preliminary, and that they are trying to determine definitively if all four stabbings were committed by the same person.