Man attacks victim with samurai sword at New York subway station

A victim was attacked by a man with a samurai sword in a New York City subway station on Thursday morning.

This was announced by a spokesman for the New York Police Department (NYPD). news week that the incident occurred at the subway station located between Chambers Street and Church Street in Lower Manhattan.

According to the spokesman, the attack happened around 9.27am local time this morning when a 29-year-old man was attacked by an unidentified man in the stairwell of the subway station.

“Unidentified male, black male, dressed all in black with a black baseball cap emblazoned with the Marvel Comics logo,” the rep said news week.

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NYPD officers’ strategic response group stands guard in Times Square on October 11 in New York City. On Thursday, October 20, a man was attacked by a suspect with a samurai sword in a New York City subway station, the NYPD said.
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The NYPD spokesman said the unidentified man attacked the 29-year-old victim with an “alleged sword” that was in his sheath. After the attack, the 29-year-old victim suffered a laceration to the forehead and was taken to New York Downtown Hospital in “stable condition.”

“The perpetrator fled in an unknown direction on the top of the street,” said the spokesman.

After the attack, there were reports on social media that the suspect was wearing a ninja suit, but the NYPD spokesman could not confirm this news week.

Thursday’s attack comes as New York City continues to face a crime wave on its streets and subway stations. On Wednesday night, a 26-year-old man was stabbed to death by an unknown suspect while riding the No. 2 train in the city’s Upper West Side.

According to WABC-TV in New York, the stabbing was sparked by a verbal argument between the suspect and the victim after the suspect confronted the victim’s girlfriend. The victim sustained a wound to his left leg and the suspect was later hit with pepper spray by the victim’s girlfriend, the local news channel reported.

Earlier this month, the NYPD released its crime statistics for September, which showed some crimes had decreased from the same month in 2021, but noted that “overall index crime in New York City increased 15.2% in September 2022 compared to September.” 2021 (11,057 v. 9,596).”

“For the month of September 2022, the number of shootings in New York City overall decreased compared to September 2021,” the NYPD said in its report. “Citywide shootings fell 13.2% (118 vs. 136), driven by significant declines in Brooklyn, southern Queens, the Bronx, and northern Manhattan. Also, the number of homicides across the city decreased by 23.5% in September (39 v. 51) compared to the same period last year.”

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Rick Schindler

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