Man stabbed to death on New York subway to defend himself against would-be thief

A man was stabbed on a Manhattan train while defending himself against a suspected robber – less than half an hour before a Good Samaritan was slashed at another station trying to help a woman who was being attacked, they said police officers on Wednesday.

The first of the consecutive transit attacks took place around 10 p.m. Tuesday, after a 34-year-old man came into contact with a stranger who was trying to steal money from him on an F-train near the 34th Street-Herald Square station.

Then, at around 10:25 p.m., a 28-year-old woman at the Union Square train station was cut in the face by a crawler, who then attacked a man who jumped in to defend her.

All three victims were expected to survive.

The man injured in the first incident was traveling on a southbound train when the stranger approached, asked for a cigarette and then tried to rob him, authorities said.

Police officers respond to the scene in which a woman and a man - a Good Samaritan - were stabbed to death on Platform L at Union Square.
Police are responding to the scene in which a woman and a man – a Good Samaritan – were stabbed to death on Platform L at Union Square.
William Mueller

As the two men fought, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim twice in the stomach. As the train pulled into the station, the argument spilled onto the platform, where the attacker stabbed the man again before departing, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Nothing was stolen.

Just 25 minutes later, the other harrowing attack on Union Square’s L platform erupted when the separate suspect slashed the woman during an argument, cops said. It is unclear what the dispute was about.

The Samaritan had a bandage around his head and a blood-soaked shirt when he was wheeled into an ambulance.
The Samaritan had a bandage around his head and a blood-soaked shirt when he was wheeled into an ambulance.
William Mueller

A 29-year-old man, who was not involved in the argument, tried to step in to grab the attacker – who then turned on him and hit him on the head several times, authorities said.

The attack left a gruesome scene for other commuters, as there was blood on the platform and upper mezzanine.

Both the man and woman were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

After the attack on Union Square, blood spattered the L platform and the mezzanine.
After the attack on Union Square, blood spattered the L platform and the mezzanine.
William Mueller

Outside the station, a man with a bandage around his head and a blood-soaked shirt was wheeled into an ambulance.

The suspect fled the train station in an unknown direction. There were no arrests as of Wednesday morning.

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