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New York Police Department officials reported that The suspect of stabbing three women in the legs inside the city subway is already in custody during the weekend.
The 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning and is being charged with three counts of first degree assault.New York police chief of traffic Michael Kemper announced.
All three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The photo and video of the suspect obtained from MTA surveillance footage were distributed to all NYPD personnel, according to Kemper.
The officers “armed with the photo of the suspect” He was seen walking down a street in upper Manhattan at approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.said Kemper, who did not publicly identify the suspect.
“Simply put, phenomenal, great police work,” Kemper said during a news conference Tuesday.
At approximately 4:14 p.m., police received reports of a power outage that took place at the 86th Street-Lexington Avenue subway station, police said.
A 19-year-old woman got off a southbound 4 train and was walking up the platform stairs when a suspect severed her right legaccording to a Press release published by the authorities.
Then, the suspect attacked a 48-year-old woman at the same station, cutting her right leg while standing on the subway platform, police said.
The suspect fled on a downtown 4 train and both victims were transported and treated at a local hospital for their injuries.
A few minutes later, around 4:32 p.m., A 28-year-old woman who was sitting on a southbound 4 train heading to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station was severed on her left legaccording to the authorities.
The suspect fled the scene again, while the victim was transported to a local hospital for his injuries, which police described as a “severe laceration.”
MTA Chairman and CEO Janno Lieber called the random attacks “especially puzzling.”
“It is unacceptable. No one should feel afraid while going about their business in New York,” Lieber said at Tuesday’s news conference.