NEW YORK CITY, NY – According to reports, a homeless woman was found dead on a Brooklyn D train on the morning of October 16th.
Sources say that the woman was found toting a bloody nose and had footprints across her body.
"Based on an initial investigation, the woman does not appear to be the victim of a crime, an NYPD spokesman said." https://t.co/yuIkOri2u4
— bklyn skater (@bklyn_skater) October 16, 2020
Not much is known about the victim at this time, with police estimating the victim to be 30 years old and likely Hispanic.
The deceased woman was discovered lying face down on the floor of the subway car after the train had pulled into the Stillwell Avenue station just shortly after midnight, according to police.
At the time she was found, sources say she was wearing a pink shirt and coat with black pants.
Based upon the manner she was found, in terms of the bloodied nose and footprints, a source believes that the victim may have been trampled on.
Whether said trampling was pre or post-mortem isn’t clear, but an NYPD spokesperson says that the deceased woman did not appear to have been the victim of a crime prior to her death.
An autopsy has not yet been performed on the woman, so her manner of death will not be determined until that transpires.
Earlier in October, the New York Times furnished a report on how subways in New York City “are less busy and less safe”.
While subway cars have been considerably less packed since the onset of the pandemic, violent crimes have been increasing within the subway cars.
Which that spells trouble for riders, in that there are less eyeballs to catch would-be miscreants in the act.
But those who rely on the subway to commute as the city reopens may have more to fear than the virus: There has been an uptick in violent crimes, including robberies and homicides. #NYC #Crime #NYCSubway https://t.co/7oUl4XWYmn
— Warren Schreiber (@Warrennyc) October 12, 2020
Amanda Rosa from the NYT explored that very real danger within her piece, noting the following:
“While there are fewer potential victims for petty crime (like pickpocketing), criminals may be emboldened by a lack of witnesses, especially if they’re targeting the only person on a train car or platform.”
The executive director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the M.T.A., Lisa Daglian, noted that subway riders shouldn’t feel like taking the rail should be a life-or-death wager:
“They shouldn’t feel like they are risking their health, and they should also know they are not risking their life.”
Yet as of October of this year, there’s already been six reported murders among the subway systems, which at the same time in 2019 there were only two murders.
During that same time period in 2018 there was only one and 2017 touted zero.
Weeks earlier in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, there was another incident that transpired within the subways. While luckily no one died in this incident, someone could have very easily perished based upon the type of assault that occurred.
My worst nightmare. I always look around and keep my back to a wall or a pole. Yes, subway pushes are incredibly rare, but it only takes one nut job. https://t.co/NO5at2GLsj
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) October 11, 2020
Police are trying to identify the suspect involved with pushing a man off of a subway platform inside of the 59th Street & Columbus Circle subway station.
The 30-year-old male victim was reportedly just waiting for the train when an unidentified male came up and pushed him onto the train tracks.
ABC 7’s Derick Waller described this sort of unprovoked attack as his “worst nightmare”:
“My worst nightmare. I always look around and keep my back to a wall or a pole. Yes, subway pushes are incredibly rare, but it only takes one nut job.”
The suspect reportedly fled the scene after the assault.
As for the victim, he reportedly suffered minor injuries to his right arm and leg and also the right side of his rib cage. He was treated at Mount Sinai hospital after EMS responded to the scene.
Police say that there were zero words exchanged between the victim and the aggressor prior to the assault.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify who the attacker was in this case. Anyone with information on the case or suspect is urged to contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Tips can also be submitted online at the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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NEW YORK, NY – Police in New York City are asking for help locating the man who is suspected of murdering another person in a subway in Manhattan.
REPORT: NYC Subway Rider Rushed to Hospital After Being Stabbed in the Neck by Homeless Man https://t.co/qnGYFifMfJ
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 5, 2020
The incident unfolded on October 3rd just before 3pm. Police responded to the incident and located a man who had collapsed on the J and Z subway platform after suffering from multiple stab wounds to his legs. When police arrived on scene, the man was found unresponsive.
The victim was taken to the Downtown Beekman Hospital in an attempt to save him. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The New York Police Department did not release any information that would have identified the victim or suspect at this time. However, they did release video surveillance of the possible suspect and are asking the public for help in identifying him.
Terrible news in the NYC subway
Man, in his 20s, is stabbed to death on Manhattan subway platform https://t.co/sZn6PF01b6
— Edward (@eb11000) October 4, 2020
According to CBS2, the victim and the alleged suspect got into some type of dispute which led up to the suspect stabbing the man several times. The man was stabbed multiple times in both of his legs and at least once in his neck. The man died in the hospital approximately an hour after he received the injuries.
The suspect fled the scene after the incident and was captured on video surveillance while keeping his left hand in his jean pocket. The male is believed to have run upstairs to the mezzanine level and getting on the uptown 4 train.
Police have not yet been able to make contact with the next-of-kin for the victim which is why his name has not been released as of yet. His name will be released as soon as they make contact with his family.
The suspect was described as a male with light complexion and is approximately thirty years of age. He was also approximately 5’5 inches in height and weighed roughly 150 pounds. The man was last seen with long black hair and was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
Subway riders told CBS2 that they are concerned about the murder that happened. Andrea Rodriguez said:
“We’ve got a 20-year-old, 14-year-old, 12-year-old, and I worry about that because they are my grandkids.”
Selina Trichoche did not seemed to surprised at the violent murder. She said:
“This is the world we live in. It’s getting crazier, stressful by the day. For that to happen, that’s scary.”
Sad, tragic events like this are sadly nothing new for the City of New York. In September, LET reported that the city had seen a 166% increase in violent crime in the democrat led city.
In addition to violent crime, murders have risen 34%. The first eight months of the year, prior to defunding of the police, saw 291 murders, opposed to only 217 in 2019. Odds are, those numbers will climb significantly since the city’s new budget took effect on October 1st with a billion dollars cut from the city’s budget.
A Brooklyn Officer, who wished not to be named, told the New York Post:
“Mr. Mayor, it is time to stop calling New York the safest big city.”
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