A 20-year-old man was killed on Monday after his garments caught in a New York Metropolis subway automobile, which dragged him onto the tracks in entrance of an oncoming practice, police stated, the most recent grim episode within the nation’s largest transit system.
The sufferer’s harrowing dying comes simply three days after David Martin, 32, was shoved in entrance of a practice on Friday, seemingly at random, struggling a damaged collar bone. A convicted felon recognized as Lamale McRae, 41, was arrested on Monday in that assault.
Final week a 26-year-old man sustained accidents to his legs after he was pushed in entrance of a practice, additionally apparently at random, allegedly by a homeless man who was later taken into custody.
The violence in New York Metropolis’s subways has left residents on edge amid a surge in crime.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat going through a troublesome re-election vote in three weeks, and Mayor Eric Adams over the weekend introduced plans to extend the variety of law enforcement officials patrolling the town’s subway system.
“We’re all combating for our metropolis however there’s extra work to do. That’s why we’re investing in psychological well being companies, extra officers within the subways, and extra inexpensive housing,” Adams, who has been sharply criticized over his response to the subway assaults, stated on Twitter on Sunday.
In January, 40-year-old Michelle Go was killed after she was pushed in entrance of a practice on the Instances Sq. Station. Her homicide was seen as a part of a surge in hate crimes towards Asian People in New York and different main cities.
On April 12, a gunman set off smoke bombs and opened hearth in a subway automobile, wounding greater than 20 individuals. A suspect was taken into custody the next day.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has stated it could set up cameras in all New York Metropolis subway vehicles at a value of some $3.5 million.